Skip to comments.Watch out, Cindy Sheehan May End Up On Your Governor's Doorstep
Posted on 10/06/2005 9:15:21 AM PDT by KevinNuPac
Watch out, Cindy Sheehan may end up on your governor's doorstep
By Kevin Fobbs
Cindy Sheehan is on another mission and her intent is to literally get America out of Iraq if it kills America and destroys our Homeland Security in the process. Her stated purpose as she begins her rounds around the nation is to take on the nation's governors and browbeat them into submission so that they will pull out their National Guard units one state at a time. Can't you just see the glee in leaders of Al Qaida's eyes as they support her new and improved tour called "Not One More Life" campaign.
She recently visited Arizona's governor Janet Napolitano and made it clear that she wants the governor to feel, understand and deal with her pain by serving her up with a letter of demand which quite clearly states America has no option but to leave Iraq.
Is Sheehan for real? Her tour was called "Bring Them Home Now." She even said, "George Bush wouldn't meet with me. But I went over his head. I went to the people of America." But what about all those American family members of on-duty soldiers who have been going over her head to tell America that she does not represent them? While she was visiting Arizona she also decided to openly "out" their U.S. senator, John McCain by labeling him as a warmonger.
Now I don't think anyone in this nation would ever label U.S. Senator John McCain a warmonger. As a matter of fact, I think Cindy "I-have-over-stayed-my-welcome" Sheehan has probably given John McCain's candidacy a boost for the presidency an added boost just by her attempt to give him a black eye with the fringe left.
Many conservatives have been feeling that Sen. John McCain has been more than a little too friendly with moderates and liberals and here comes this military mom on a mission from liberal-land calling him out and making certain all of her friends and leftist associates understand...this senator who was the darling of the middle road was in fact a pretender of sorts.
One has to wonder whether or not Cindy Sheehan is simply out of touch with reality or does she have some secret scheme to undermine the moderate and liberal candidates who are positioning themselves for the presidential sweepstakes? She has come out against Senator Hillary Clinton who has her eyes dead set on her husband's former office. Now she has come out against Senator John McCain who came out ahead in a recent poll conducted at a recent Michigan Republican leaders meeting held on Mackinac Island.
Remember her 26-day vigil outside the president's ranch? Well she had quite a sideshow going until Hurricane Katrina dampened her one-woman act. Then she took her show on the road to our nation's capitol. Guess what? She got an extension on her 15 minutes of fame. Sheehan didn't want to go home so she became a paid speaker. Now those on the National Mall as well as anyone watching C-Span could eventually have the privilege to pay to see her insult their family members who are in the Armed Forces or were wounded or killed serving our country.
As she led a huge anti-war rally on the National Mall on September 24 called "From New Orleans to Iraq, Palestine and Haiti: Bring the Troops Home Now" anti-war protest you had to wonder did they want to throw everything in that title but the kitchen sink! It didn't matter to MoveOn .org and it didn't matter to leftist reactionary Code Pink. And it certainly didn't matter to Rev. Al Sharpton or Rep. Charles Rangel shrilly proclaiming to the 100,000 plus assembled in saying that President Bush is a Bull Conner: the governor that unleashed dogs and hoses on blacks during the civil rights movement.
To Sheehan any organization or organized movement or political platform that will wring out more of those additional 15 minutes of fame she received from the mainstream media down in Crawford, Texas, is fine with her. So when Rev. Jesse Jackson invited the entire world to listen in and made references to Cindy and Civil Rights legend Rosa Parks as being almost one and the same, Sheehan had to have died and gone to heaven.
Yet Sheehan still did not have enough. She wanted more. What does any real protester worth their salt do? Of course they get arrested on national TV. So there we saw this caricature of herself being hauled off by the local police and doing the politically uncool thing...she smiled no, she beamed...a joke to her and an even bigger joke to America.
So what is America left with?
Unfortunately America is now threatened with a third act of this never-ending Sheehan saga.
Now she wants to extend her nonsensical campaign of coordinated self-destruct of our Homeland Security to a hometown near you.
She has decided that if she can't persuade the president when he is at home on the ranch, and she can't persuade the wacko masses when they are with her assembled on the National Mall and she can't persuade her seemingly liberal elected officials in-arms on Capitol Hill, then she simply must put our nation's governors through this charade.
But Cindy 'Sheehan is no fool (or at least those liberal organizations who are backing her and pulling her strings). She understands perfectly that fifty states times multiple speaking engagements in every state, and throw in a college campus or two so that when she heads back to that empty marital nest in California she will have raised a pretty penny for the Sheehan nest egg.
Are Hollywood lights on the horizon? After all she is from California...so what's next? Cindy Sheehan...The movie... Barbra Streisand or Meryl Streep are you listening? Oh, please.
Kevin Fobbs is President of National Urban Policy Action Council (NuPac), a non-partisan civic and citizen-action organization that focuses on taking the politics out of policy to secure urban America's future one neighborhood, one city, and one person at a time. View NuPac on the web at www.nupac.info. Kevin Fobbs is a regular contributing columnist for the Detroit News. He is also the daily host of The Kevin Fobbs Show on News Talk WDTK - 1400 AM in Detroit. Listen to The Kevin Fobbs Show online at www.wdtkam.com daily 2-3 p.m., and call in toll-free nationwide to make your opinion count at 800-923-WDTK(9385)
that would be an insult to nuts....
Why do these governors meet with her, she has nothing to offer but her tired crazy predictable rhetoric. She will do anything to stay in the news for months, years to come.
Who is paying this woman's travel and living to do all of this? Will one MSM reporter do an investigation?
And where is she employed? What are her sources of income?
Finally - where are the ABC/NBC/CBS polls about her and how she will kill the Democrats in the 2006 elections?
It'd be worth it just to see Arnie twist off her head.
I'd love to see her try to take on the Govenator!
"Bull Conner: the governor that unleashed dogs and hoses on blacks during the civil rights movement."
You mean DEMOCRAT Governor Bull conner don't you?
They always seem to leave that part out.
Local Bay Area media outlets and ap are trumpeting her as a hero.
'Peace Mom' Cindy Sheehan returns home to hero's welcome
JUSTIN M. NORTON, Associated Press, 10/05/05
Peace mom Cindy Sheehan, after wrapping up her tour of the country, returned home to northern California where she plans to continue her protest of the Iraq war.
I'm sure our Governess Jenni Granholm would welcome her in for tea and crumpets.
Our governor deserves to meet with her. May he meet with more of her ilk. Ed Rendell.
Actually he DID meet with you, but why let the facts interfere with a good story.
Maybe she'll meet with TX Governor Rick Perry ... she can explain how a hurricane is only "a little wind and a little rain".
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