The main stage of Hempfest, broad daylight on Saturday and Sunday, in the middle of Myrtle Edwards Park, is no place for smokescreens and timid souls.
But, then, even if it costs him clients and endorsements, travel guru Rick Steves has never been a shrinking violet when it comes to speaking his mind.
He opposes the war in Iraq. And, as he has seen done across Europe, he flies a peace flag outside his Edmonds headquarters despite the fact that, when it went up, an angry man approached sneering, "Boy! I bet if you realized how much that cost your business, you'd think twice!"
IF YOU GO
Rick Steves will speak at Seattle Hempfest at 4 p.m. Saturday and 3:45 p.m. Sunday on the Main Stage at Myrtle Edwards Park.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
"Travel guru stands firm on war and weed"
Seattle P-I (Susan Paynter):