For the last couple days students at Princeton have been protesting the Republican’s plan to invoke the “nuclear option” and stop Democrats from filibustering a small number of Bush’s judicial nominees. This protest has taken the form of organizing a “filibuster” in front of the Frist Campus Center at Princeton, which was underwritten by Senator Bill Frist (Princeton ’74). Today Edward Witten and his wife, physicist Chiara Nappi, have joined the protest. I can’t tell what Chiara is reading from, but Ed is using a bullhorn to regale the crowd with passages from Introduction to Elementary Particles by David Griffiths.
Many thanks to my correspondent who wrote to me today to tell me about this.
Update: It seems that Josh Marshall of the Talking Points Memo weblog had something to do with this. Ed and Chiara got awarded a Privatize This! Talking Points Memo t-shirt, and there are still two more available.