Working in cultural resources archaeology, I was called to pick up maps in Manhattan to use to research the impacts of the proposed clean-up of the Hudson River of PCBs one day. I got on a bus in the Bronx. President Bush was in town to visit the Catholic Bishop at St. Patrick's Cathedral and the bus pulled up next to the cathedral where I got out to walk a few blocks to the engineering offices of T.A.M.S. (since bought by TYCO and moved near "ground" (hog) "zero") to retrieve the maps to take to the Peebles Island, Waterford, NY offices of NY State to review previous reports on file there, for GE, the client I was told. Well, you should have seen the crowds. Divided they were, those with signs of protest were further up the street and separated from those near the front of the cathedral with signs of "support". I witnessed a similar event when then President Nixon using Air Force One in his re-election campaign (1972) landed at MacArthur Airport on Long Island and the people with signage they didn't want the President to see were moved behind the small grandstand set up for supporters. I'd say the large crowd at St. Patrick's was about 50 -50 in the spring of 2001.