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The War at Home: Cindy Sheehan's uphill battle
Newsweek ^ | March 21, 2008 | Miyoko Ohtake

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Texas; War on Terror
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Wouldn't it be great if Cindy "Mother Moonbat" Sheehan defeated the first female Speaker of the House?! The Midwest couldn't grow that much popcorn!!
1 posted on 03/25/2008 9:23:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MIDWEST POPCORN SUPPLY EXHAUSTED! GEORGE BUSH TO BLAME!
WOMEN AND MINORITIES HURT MOST!


2 posted on 03/25/2008 9:27:07 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? ((Ok, Im the official Pit Bull Defender/If you can't stand behind our troops, stand in front of them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


3 posted on 03/25/2008 9:28:18 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Her uphill battle began when she was born.


4 posted on 03/25/2008 9:30:53 PM PDT by Rennes Templar ( Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs by facts.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.)


5 posted on 03/25/2008 9:37:21 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What happened to the car she bought with Caseys gravestone money?


6 posted on 03/25/2008 9:43:13 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Fall on your knees! Oh hear, the angels voices)
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To: DGHoodini

I’m guessing she sold it and bought Big Macs with the money, from what the article implies...


7 posted on 03/25/2008 9:46:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (http://www.fourfriedchickensandacoke.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
steering with one hand and scrolling through e-mails with the other

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.

8 posted on 03/25/2008 9:50:22 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.


9 posted on 03/25/2008 10:02:03 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Cindy Sheehan barely fits into her “campaign limo,” her sister’s blue Hyundai Tiburon.”

That happens sometimes with a swelled head such as hers.


10 posted on 03/25/2008 10:03:28 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.)


11 posted on 03/25/2008 10:11:05 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!!!!!


12 posted on 03/25/2008 10:21:19 PM PDT by malia (God Bless America, our troops & their families sacrificing so they can serve their country)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Traveling over the Oakland Bay Bridge, her campaign manager at the wheel—steering with one hand and scrolling through e-mails with the other—”

Such inattention could lead to a fatal accident, please.

13 posted on 03/25/2008 10:28:25 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

*shudders*

I can’t believe she’s raised $49K!!


14 posted on 03/25/2008 10:37:09 PM PDT by USMC Brat (Set the example.)
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To: USMC Brat

How many dime bags and tricks did that take, do ya think? LOL


15 posted on 03/25/2008 10:42:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (http://www.fourfriedchickensandacoke.blogspot.com)
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To: Josh Painter; ejonesie22; papasmurf; Bobbisox; DesScorp; thefactor; fieldmarshaldj; TN4Liberty; ...

Humor/Political Ping!


16 posted on 03/25/2008 10:48:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (http://www.fourfriedchickensandacoke.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That would be tough work at $5 a trick.


17 posted on 03/25/2008 11:22:48 PM PDT by Gator113 (Obama has "changed" me. I am now "a Typical White Person”.)
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To: Tzimisce

While Newsweek and other liberal media are still alive, Cindy’s 15 minutes will never be over.


18 posted on 03/25/2008 11:39:24 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What about Casey?


19 posted on 03/26/2008 5:16:39 AM PDT by papasmurf (WWOD? (What Would Obama Do?))
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To: headstamp 2

Can ordination be far behind?


20 posted on 03/26/2008 6:44:41 AM PDT by steve8714 (The poor you have always with you-unless you abort them out of existence.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

piss off you marxist media whore! Stop riding your son’s grave to fame.


21 posted on 03/26/2008 12:20:31 PM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (I have not yet begun to fight!)
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