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Sheehan Launches Pelosi Challenge
Breitbart.com ^ | 10 Jul 07 | PAUL J. WEBER

Posted on 07/10/2007 12:24:52 PM PDT by seanmerc

Cindy Sheehan bid farewell to her former "peace camp" near President Bush's ranch and began a nearly two-week trek Tuesday toward Washington, D.C., with her sights set on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Sheehan, a Californian, officially announced that she intends to run as an independent against Pelosi in 2008 if the San Francisco congresswoman doesn't move to impeach Bush by July 23, the day she expects to reach Washington.

"I know what Californians care about," Sheehan said. "They don't care about the ruling power elite."

Sheehan first told The Associated Press on Sunday about her plans to challenge the top-ranking Democrat. She made it official Tuesday at Camp Casey, named after her 24-year-old son, whose death in Iraq first led Sheehan to set up camp in Crawford in 2005 to demand a meeting with Bush, who was on vacation at the time.

Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly said Sunday that "July will be a month of action in Congress to end the war, including a vote to redeploy our troops by next spring."

But Sheehan said that's not enough.

"You can't bring the troops home if you give George Bush $100 billion to wage this war," she said Tuesday. "You're not supporting them. You're keeping them in harm's way."

Sheehan says Bush should be impeached because she believes he misled the public about the reasons for going to war, violated the Geneva Convention with the torture of detainees and crossed the line by commuting the prison sentence of former vice presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

After her announcement, Sheehan and about 20 anti-war protesters began their 13-day trip with a symbolic march to the edge of Crawford, where a billboard of Bush and first lady Laura Bush welcomes visitors.

Sheehan, who turned 50 on Tuesday, stunned fellow anti-war activists in May by announcing that she would sell her 5-acre Crawford protest site. She said then that she felt her efforts had been in vain and that she had endured hatred and smear tactics from the left as well as from the right.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: pelosi; sheehan
Popcorn, anyone???
1 posted on 07/10/2007 12:24:55 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

I’ll vote for Cindy!


2 posted on 07/10/2007 12:26:35 PM PDT by CAWats (Women should be well-behaved)
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To: seanmerc
Wasn’t Shaman quoted as saying she wanted all neo-cons rounded up and put into gitmo?
3 posted on 07/10/2007 12:27:01 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( I want Mark Levin for President!!)
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To: seanmerc

This woman is so pathetic. She’s about to find out what the Democrat Party does to troublemakers.


4 posted on 07/10/2007 12:29:32 PM PDT by American Quilter (Donate to FreeRepublic--keep this great web site going!)
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To: seanmerc
Popcorn, anyone???

I'm stocking up, this could be interesting to watch develop!


5 posted on 07/10/2007 12:29:53 PM PDT by CMS (only 2 forces offered to die for you. 1.Jesus Christ for your soul 2. American soldiers for freedom)
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To: seanmerc

Run Cindy Run!


6 posted on 07/10/2007 12:29:59 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: dragonblustar

“Wasn’t Shaman quoted as saying she wanted all neo-cons rounded up and put into gitmo?”

If they did, there would not be a muzzie problem at Gitmo any longer!

LLS


7 posted on 07/10/2007 12:30:20 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: CAWats

If Cindy wins, does she become Speaker of the House?

Just kidding - but what a thought. Two heartbeats away from the Presidency.


8 posted on 07/10/2007 12:31:08 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: seanmerc

That was the shortest retirement from the spotlight in history, wasn’t it?


9 posted on 07/10/2007 12:31:34 PM PDT by TChris (The Republican Party is merely the Democrat Party's "away" jersey - Vox Day)
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To: Eccl 10:2

OK, that’s too nauseating to even THINK about.


10 posted on 07/10/2007 12:32:44 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

With plenty of butter, and an extra large Coke, please!


11 posted on 07/10/2007 12:33:23 PM PDT by justanotherfreeper
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To: seanmerc

“After her announcement, Sheehan and about 20 anti-war protesters ....”

Wow, twenty whole supporters after all this time. That is some political juggernaut, Crazy Cindy. Nancy is no doubt quaking in her high heels.


12 posted on 07/10/2007 12:34:50 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: seanmerc

Dang! My Crazyometer just blew a fuse.


13 posted on 07/10/2007 12:35:47 PM PDT by Mr. Know It All (Term Limits: Stop us before we vote again!)
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To: seanmerc

Cindy = Total Attention Ho


14 posted on 07/10/2007 12:35:56 PM PDT by Hacklehead
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To: seanmerc

Isn’t this like replacing fertilizer for manure? At least Pelosi has enough sense of civility to operate within the realm of pre-established rules.


15 posted on 07/10/2007 12:37:31 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus (Let's get a Tanc this time!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
That’s true. Gitmo would be a lot quieter.

When I first read the headlines, Sheehan Launches Pelosi Challenge, I was thinking gosh I hope she wasn’t talking about mud wrestling.

16 posted on 07/10/2007 12:41:42 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( I want Mark Levin for President!!)
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To: TChris
That was the shortest retirement from the spotlight in history, wasn’t it?

I think Jesse Jackson's was even shorter :)
17 posted on 07/10/2007 12:41:58 PM PDT by CAWats (Women should be well-behaved)
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To: seanmerc

The Attention Whore just can’t get the monkey off her back.


18 posted on 07/10/2007 12:43:08 PM PDT by elizabetty (Perpetual Candidate using campaign donations for your salary - Its a good gig if you can get it.)
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To: seanmerc

The key is for the Republicans to run nobody. Also, all the Republicans in San Francisco need to vote for Sheehan. If the green party voters and the Republicans get behind Sheehan, that gets her to 20 percent. If she can pull in enough new voters to get to 30 percent and can convert one-fourth of the Pelosi voters, she’s off to Congress.

Yes, I’m advancing the possibility of getting another genuine loon in Congress. But she would vote just like Pelosi on most things and would be a constant embarrassment to the Democrats. Since a conservative won’t be representing San Francisco any time soon, the next best thing is someone who will be a public relations nighmare for the left.


19 posted on 07/10/2007 12:47:21 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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Never in the course of human events have so many paid so much attention to so few about so little.


20 posted on 07/10/2007 12:53:06 PM PDT by D-fendr
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To: seanmerc
I don't know about this one.

Sheehan might just beat Pelosi and take her seat but who would the Dems put up to replace Pelosi as Speaker. It might be someone with half a brain.

Pelosi has been a gift for Conservatives with one dumb move after another.

21 posted on 07/10/2007 12:57:04 PM PDT by JimVT (Oh, the days of the Kerry dancing, Oh, the ring of the piper's tune)
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To: D-fendr
Never in the course of human events have so many paid so much attention to so few about so little.

There's more people than ever before. Did you think they were all going to be smart?

22 posted on 07/10/2007 1:13:51 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: seanmerc
This should get pretty interesting. The voters in that congressional district are more whacked out than the candidates.
23 posted on 07/10/2007 1:15:10 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: justanotherfreeper
With plenty of butter, and an extra large Coke, please!

I'll settle for Elijah Craig, thank you. This is worth celebrating over.

24 posted on 07/10/2007 1:33:51 PM PDT by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: All

The nomination of Oregon’s Gov. Ted Kulongoski is out there as her campaign manager!! He is well qualified to carry the job, and will bring along buckets of money supplied by the good tax payers of his state!!


25 posted on 07/10/2007 1:33:51 PM PDT by cousair
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To: seanmerc; All

[Specialist Casey] Sheehan’s father finds meaning amid grief (MUST READ!) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1861351/posts


26 posted on 07/10/2007 2:00:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Indianhead Division: Second To None!)
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To: seanmerc

The LIBS created and fed this Frankinstien;;;; Now the slime can sleep with “IT”. HAHAHAHAHABARRRRFFF


27 posted on 07/10/2007 2:06:01 PM PDT by Uncle George
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To: dragonblustar

Hee hee... that would be some ugly rasslin’!

LLS


28 posted on 07/10/2007 2:22:17 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: JimVT

you mean puloohseeee has a whole brain? Oh, I didn’t know that.


29 posted on 07/10/2007 2:34:11 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: cubreporter

OH HELL, WHY NOT SHEEHAN/KUCINICH/08?


30 posted on 07/10/2007 2:45:33 PM PDT by crazyshrink
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To: crazyshrink

I’m actually disappointed. I was hoping that she would come to South Carolina and run for the Senate against Lindsay Graham.

She’d beat him like a drum.

...And I would vote for her.


31 posted on 07/10/2007 4:34:45 PM PDT by gruntSGT (Genuine Certified Card Carrying Foaming at the Mouth Lindsay Graham Hater.)
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To: Our man in washington
"Since a conservative won’t be representing San Francisco any time soon, the next best thing is someone who will be a public relations nighmare for the left."

This wouldn't even make a good movie. Nobody would believe it.

Go Cindy, Go.

It doesn't matter. No matter what moonbat you confront, they just don't care let alone listen.

32 posted on 07/10/2007 4:39:50 PM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: seanmerc

Since the MSM likes to take sides, I say they are in a real dither. Cable goes for Pelosi, the internet for Sheehan, and they split the newspapers.


33 posted on 07/10/2007 4:39:52 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: JimVT
>It might be someone with half a brain.

LOL! Hahahahehehehe someone with half a brain hahaha, oh, this is going to take a while. Bawahahaha!

No, seriously, the dems are going - to - find - someone - with - half - a - brain - who - wants - that - job? Hehehehe - so they could be again - HAHAHA - challenged by a kook like Cindy?

HAHAHA! oh God, hahahahahhehehehe

34 posted on 07/10/2007 5:25:09 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: seanmerc

she must have Attention deficit disorder... no one pays attention to her that is.

teeman

cindi’s march on washington will not go well for her with it being so hot and all... her crowds will abandon her, both of them.


35 posted on 07/10/2007 9:18:33 PM PDT by teeman8r ( (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: seanmerc

This is going to be great!


36 posted on 07/11/2007 7:12:51 AM PDT by FreeManWhoCan (An American in Miami)
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