The Gala had its share of colorfulness this year — a thinly-mustered, 16 oddly-dressed-people, including someone in a hazmat suit and others in nothing recognizable, vainly manned portions of the mammoth Greater Richmond Convention Center in an attempt to do . . . well, something . . . we think. ("It's two weeks past Halloween — oh, that's how you always dress?")

It seems impossible, but perhaps those who don't like us aren't capable of comprehending the irony and double standard of it all — they claim to be for "tolerance" but try to disrupt others' right to assemble; and where can they point to conservatives attempting to do the same at their events? But "try" is a bit overstated, given their paltry turnout. Almost amusing as the wardrobe were the non-sensical slogans on their signs. (Apparently we're anti-women because we're pro-life.)

Other favorites included signs that read, "There's no gala without gays," and "Hate is not a family value," while one of the costumed accused an elected official of not believing in democracy.

Funny as some of the stuff was in it's idiocy, alas, at least one "protester" flipped off a Family Foundation board member as he walked by, and one sign read, "Jerry Falwell is burning in hell."

Now that's class and tolerance — as defined by the left.