Heard on the Hill: CodePink Strikes, Sort of

Posted September 4, 2011 at 5:38pm

Anti-war advocates and harbingers of style from the group CodePink put on a bit of political theater for the midday crowds at Union Station.

Three CodePinkers, including D.C. organizers Medea Benjamin and Alli McCracken and their main man, Tighe Barry, tried to ambush the Barnes & Noble in the station at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

The group’s mission? To move former Vice President Dick Cheney’s newly released autobiography, “In My Time,” to the True Crime section of the store.

The booksellers were ready though!

They moved most of the Cheney books off the selling floor before the CodePinkies storm-ished.

“I feel like it’s been done before,” said one decidedly unimpressed Barnes & Noble employee. “People did that when [President George W.] Bush’s book came out.”