Skip to comments.The War at Home: Cindy Sheehan's uphill battle
Posted on 03/25/2008 9:23:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Cindy Sheehan barely fits into her "campaign limo," her sister's blue Hyundai Tiburon. She ducks low to avoid hitting her head on the way in, and her knees are nearly at her chest when she sits, even with the seat rolled all the way back. Traveling over the Oakland Bay Bridge, her campaign manager at the wheel--steering with one hand and scrolling through e-mails with the other--the 6-foot-tall antiwar activist turned congressional hopeful tries in vain to stretch out in the passenger seat. It's raining when they pull into a parking spot near Berkeley City College, where Sheehan is about to give a speech, but she opens the window anyway; it's the only way to exit the car. The interior handle is broken, so the door must be opened from the outside.
It's not easy--but then little on Sheehan's long and improbable journey to this place has been. When she first set up her lawn chair outside George W. Bush's Texas ranch in the summer of 2005--a grief-stricken mother demanding to speak to the president about the death of her son Casey in Iraq--she had no idea how she would capture the media's imagination and spark a movement. Her 26-day roadside vigil three years ago drew thousands of supporters to Crawford, Texas, and prompted marches and protests across the country. But her celebrity came with steep costs; divorce, heartbreak and exhaustion caused her to quit her antiwar activism in May 2007 to return home to Dixon, Calif., to mother her surviving children.
Her retirement didn't last long.
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The Ghost of Elvis has a better chance of beating Pelosi. Sheehan continues pathetic attention whoring. If she was not obnoxious she would be sad.
Her uphill battle began when she was born.
sorry Cindy, your fifteen minutes were up when you turned on the Dems...not that I’m accusing the media of tilting a certain way (even though we all know it’s true.)
What happened to the car she bought with Caseys gravestone money?
I’m guessing she sold it and bought Big Macs with the money, from what the article implies...
When they kill someone I'm sure they will deny this happened.
BTW, cry me a freaking river. If she cared about her family she would shut up and go home to them instead of trying to get more media attention.
“But her celebrity came with steep costs; divorce, heartbreak and exhaustion caused her to quit her antiwar activism in May 2007 to return home to Dixon, Calif., to mother her surviving children.”
Our hero. Whattawomyn.
“Cindy Sheehan barely fits into her “campaign limo,” her sister’s blue Hyundai Tiburon.”
That happens sometimes with a swelled head such as hers.
Miyoko Ohtake University Wire (Daily Orange)
NEWSWEEK’s Miyoko Ohtake spoke with famed California antiwar activist Tom Hayden about the Berkeley resolution and its ripple effects.
(Miyoko Ohtake is an ‘07 graduate student in magazine, newspaper and online journalism.)
As much as I disagree with Ms. Sheehan I expect more of a national mag.
The author sounds like she just took an online writers course. This is garbage reporting.
and ya, Pelosi out would be great. She is an insult!!!
The Democrats gave us Nancy Pelosi ... and ..
The Republicans gave them Condi Rice ... three cheers!!!!!
Such inattention could lead to a fatal accident, please.
I can’t believe she’s raised $49K!!
How many dime bags and tricks did that take, do ya think? LOL
That would be tough work at $5 a trick.
While Newsweek and other liberal media are still alive, Cindy’s 15 minutes will never be over.
What about Casey?
Can ordination be far behind?