Amid a mix of jeers and cheers from passing cars, Pleasanton resident Joe Onate, dubbing himself the "Lonestar Liberal," waves the French flag Monday at the intersection of Hopyard Road and Valley Avenue.
Onate said he was waving the flag to take a stance against the Iraq war, specifically to show his support for the bill Congress recently sent to President Bush setting a timetable for Iraq.
Why the flag? "I'm not French, but France was against the war," Onate said. "They knew in the beginning that there were no weapons of mass destruction."
He said he was out at that same intersection during the 2004 presidential elections and plans to be out again in 2008 showing his support for whoever becomes the Democratic candidate.