Skip to comments.Cindy Sheehan Kicked Out Of State Of The Union Address
Posted on 01/31/2006 7:27:25 PM PST by Sam Hill
Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan (C), whose son was killed serving as a U.S. serviceman in Iraq, is escorted by security personnel into the House of Representatives chamber for the State of the Union address by President Bush on Capitol Hill in Washington January 31, 2006.
Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan (L, blonde hair), whose son was killed serving as a U.S. serviceman in Iraq, is rushed out of the U.S. House of Representatives chamber by security personnel after arriving for the State of the Union address by U.S. President George W. Bush on Capitol Hill in Washington January 31, 2006. There were unconfirmed reports that Sheehan had been arrested.
What a shock!
More details from the DNC's Associated Press [excepted]:
Activist Cindy Sheehan Arrested at Capitol
Jan 31 9:50 PM US/Eastern
By LAURIE KELLMAN
Associated Press Writer
Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a fallen soldier in Iraq who reinvigorated the anti-war movement, was arrested and removed from the House gallery Tuesday night just before President Bush's State of the Union address, a police spokeswoman said.
Sheehan, who had been invited to attend the speech by Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., was charged with demonstrating in the Capitol building, a misdemeanor, said Capitol Police Sgt. Kimberly Schneider. Sheehan was taken in handcuffs to police headquarters a few blocks away and her case was processed as Bush spoke...
Schneider said Sheehan had worn a T-shirt with an anti-war slogan to the speech and covered it up until she took her seat. Police warned her that such displays were not allowed, but she did not respond, the spokeswoman said...
Woolsey offered Sheehan a ticket to the speech "Gallery 5, seat 7, row A" earlier Tuesday while Sheehan was attending an "alternative state of the union" press conference by CODEPINK, a group pushing for an end to the Iraq war.
This is of course just another trick Cindy learned from her handler, Medea Benjamin, and Code Pink.
Behold some of their media triumphs as recounted by taxpayer-supported, Democracy Now!:
Code Pink Activists Ejected From RNC Three Nights in a Row
While much of the protest at the RNC took place outside the Madison Square Garden, a surprising number of activists managed to disrupt the proceedings inside. For the third night in a row, activists from CODEPINK: Women for Peace were ejected from the RNC after disrupting the primetime addresses of speakers at the conventions podium. Last night during President Bushs acceptance speech, he had to stop speaking twice after activists held up antiwar signs before being dragged from the floor of Madison Square Garden. Activist Jodie Evans revealed a pink slip underneath her dress that read Fire Bush! Women Say Bring the Troops Home Now! Earlier in the evening, Jorge Medina, whose son Irving was killed in the Iraq war was ejected for wearing a t-shirt with his sons photo on it and the words Bush Lied, My Son Died.
When the protesters disrupted Bushs speech, delegates and others in the convention would begin chanting Four More Years in an effort to drown them out. This tactic seems to have been a coordinated response from the Republicans. Twice last night as Bush was speaking, the chant began for no clear reason. Moments later, Secret Service Agents could be seen dragging a demonstrator from the convention.
Earlier in the week, CODEPINK founder Medea Benjamin came within 30 feet of Vice President Dick Cheney as he sat in his box. She unfurled a pink banner that read Be Pro-Life: Stop the Killing in Iraq. She also managed to ask Cheney, How much money have you made in Iraq today? She was picked up by Secret Service agents and dragged from the floor and down a staircase. That same night, Fernando Suarez del Solar was also ejected from the convention. His son Jesus was killed in Iraq in March 2003. He stood near the Texas delegation and held up a sign that read Bush Lied. My Son Died.
The following night, as Dick Cheney was giving his prime-time address, CODEPINK activists Gael Murphy and Tiffany Burns unfurled a banner that read, Cheney and Halliburton, Making a Killing in Iraq. We are joined now by a few of the people who managed to disrupt the RNC from the inside.
Now Medea needs to teach Cindy about timing.
"Make sure the cameras are on you first, hon."
Latest predictable Sheehanigans ping.
I wonder if they have let her out of the pokey yet?
I was still hoping she would suddenly reach into her handbag, thus prompting the appropriate "response" from security officers.
Ah well, another day, another opportunity, one can hope. :)
Her uterus needs to be confiscated.
The Article could have at least mentioned that her son was killed in Iraq. /sarcasm
Wow, the democrats applauded NOT reforming Social Security, they sat on their hands to protest listening in to Al Queda terrorists, and they invited this kook into the chamber where she was deservedly ejected for her classless behavior.
"Her uterus needs to be confiscated."
It's clearly making her hysterical.
[mod. medical L., formed as abstract n. to hysteric. Cf. F. hystérie (1812 in Hatz.-Darm.).]
1. Path. A functional disturbance of the nervous system, characterized by such disorders as anæsthesia, hyperæsthesia, convulsions, etc., and usually attended with emotional disturbances and enfeeblement or perversion of the moral and intellectual faculties. (Also called colloquially hysterics.)
Women being much more liable than men to this disorder, it was originally thought to be due to a disturbance of the uterus and its functions: cf. hysteric and the Ger. term mutterweh. Former names for the disease were vapours and hysteric(al) passion.
Good synopsis. I hope America was watching, and taking notes.
Cindy Sheehan...Cindy...Sheehan...nope, I don't. What position does she play?
You can't arrest someone for being stupid AND ugly! Hrumpf! hrumpf!
I notice she was buttoned up on the way in. Pure political theater planned in advance.
My fellow conservatives/republicans: We're sunk. How could we ever hope to compete with master strategists like those democrats? Disrupting a State of the Union adress--Brilliant!! They've secured at least 99% of the voting public with that one masterful stroke of genius! I can just hear Ma and Pa America talking over their apple pie and coffe right now: "How daring! How bold! We should try to be more child-like and spoiled, just like Saint Cindy!"
"She's got a gun!"
"Who was it?"
"I dunno. Prob'ly need a DNA workup just to tell what gender it was now....."
Maybe she'll be invited on Letterman.
Not so much that she got hooked up, but that she couldn't even restrain herself until the speech started. Silly Cindy.
How stupid can the dems be, when Sheehan daily criticizes Hilary and their other liberal heroes as "right wingers". Why next they'll invite Michael Moore into the presidential box at their convention. Oops.
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