Rove did find some support among those on the street. Austin Hope, 17, and his six buddies from Beaverton were driving along Southwest Hall Boulevard when they spotted the rally. They went home, grabbed some markers, scrawled "Support the war" on a poster and drove back to protest the protest.
"We want to show that there are some Republican supporters in Oregon," Hope said.
One would think that a reporter competent enough to get Mr. Hope's age and name would at least ask the obvious question of Mr. Hope as to whether he planned on enlisting in the Army come his eighteenth birthday to actually put some action behind his oh-so-empty "support the war" words. I realize the answer to this question would probably be embarrassing to Mr. Hope but it could be considered his first lesson in civics, and being called on hypocrisy.