Saturday, January 17, 2009

Rednecks Arrive in D.C.

The self-proclaimed Rednecks From Rolla, who have been featured in several KY3 stories, have arrived in Washington D.C. for the Inauguration, according to the Rolla Daily News.

They left Wednesday, by car.

From the piece:

"They’re there. They just arrived 10 minutes ago," said Viessman’s daughter Julie McCash at 6:45 p.m. (EST) Thursday. "They hit a terrible snowstorm in the mountains, but they’ve arrived safely.”What began six months ago with a $25 painted banner that proudly declared their cause "REDNECKS For Obama" has taken them across Missouri, the country to political debates in Mississippi, New York and St. Louis; to the National Democratic Convention in Denver, to Nashville, to Times Square, and meetings with Obama, who on Tuesday will become the 44th President of the United States.Admittedly, Viessman said, he invested in the banner in an attempt to get Obama’s attention.Oh, they got Obama’s attention, all right.In Union, Obama jumped off his bus in steady rain and ran right toward the pair holding their banner as they lined the road."He came right to us," Viessman said.

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