instead upon their common goal. In the process, old allegiances were shattered, new ones were built, and a sense of understanding was achieved as activists reached a blessed relief just one green step higher the one they had rested just a moment before.
"Before today, I wouldn't have had one bad word for my pro- life brothers," Joyce Falwell declared as she joined the mood of peace and understanding. "But if Jerry doesn't hurry up in there I'd say he's no better than you baby-eating vipers."
Yet such acts of cruelty remained in the minority as the two diametrically-opposed world views chose to concentrate on that which brought them together. "Normally, I wouldn't get any closer than shouting distance to these zealots," Planned Parenthood volunteer Nancy Gruzewaith stated. "But for once, I think I see eye to eye with these doctor-murdering women haters." And while many are uncertain of what a close dialogue with their avowed enemies may bring, most agree that things certainly could have gone worse. "I for one am just glad I passed on the triple bean burrito, bran muffin and Metamucil brunch at the Bishop's this morning," one protester commented, as he accurately captured the mood of the assembled throngs. "Now that would have been a real disaster."