As someone who lives in D.C., I was happy to see people taking care to pick up after themselves at the conclusion of Saturday's "Restoring Honor" rally. Just like last fall's 9/12 march, the grounds were left clean after the large crowds dispersed. This is not always the case, however. After the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January 2009, the National Mall looked like a landfill as people just left their newspapers and Starbucks cups for someone else to pick up.
Newsbusters has some great video comparing the last weekend's rally with the Obama inauguration and asks an important question: Will the media notice the difference?
8/28/10 -- Restoring Honor
January 20, 2009 -- Inauguration of Barack Obama
On behalf of all D.C. residents, thanks for keeping it clean, folks!