Skip to comments.Martin Sheen and Roseanne Barr Endorse Cindy Sheehan For Congress
Posted on 10/30/2008 5:00:07 PM PDT by Maelstorm
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sean Penn, a San Francisco resident, Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actor and director, and star of the film "Milk," a biopic of the life and assassination of San Francisco supervisor and gay rights leader Harvey Milk, will escort activist and San Francisco Congressional Candidate Cindy Sheehan to the film's San Francisco release at the Castro theater tonight.
Like Sheehan, Penn is a long-time critic of the Bush administration and its handling of the Iraq war. His political activism has included a tour of Iraq and travel to post-Katrina New Orleans. On October 4, Penn hosted a fundraiser for Sheehan at his San Francisco home that raised more than $5,000 for her campaign.
Celebrated actors and activists Martin Sheen and Roseanne Barr have also each recently endorsed Cindy Sheehan who is currently running as an Independent candidate in California's 8th Congressional District race against incumbent Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Martin Sheen is a tireless peace and political activist who has advocated on behalf of progressive causes and candidates for decades, including the farm workers movement, civil rights, animal rights and immigration. A visible opponent of the war in Iraq, immigrant issues and fair labor, Sheen visited Sheehan at "Camp Casey" in 2005. Sheen is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actor, whose long list of credits includes the role of fictional Democratic President Josiah Bartlet in the much-heralded NBC political drama series, "The West Wing."
Comedian and outspoken blogger Roseanne Barr is an Emmy Award winning comedian, actress and writer, whose successful standup act led to her own long-running ABC series, "Roseanne." On October 14, Barr moderated a panel discussion addressing the need for media reform at the Brava Theatre for Sheehan on October 14, along with guests Dennis Bernstein of KPFA, Miguel Molina of KPFA, and Peter Philips of Project Censored.
"These immensely talented individuals have used their success and celebrity to draw attention to issues that are important to this state and to this country," said Sheehan. "I am deeply honored by their support and their confidence in my candidacy."
They are certifiable.
Stupid is as stupid does....
Aren’t there already too many assholes in Congress?
ROFL! Dumb and dumber endorse the dumbest!
Are there any Conservatives left in her district that might be running against Pelosi?
That is incredible.
Yeah but on election day I wouldn’t be surprised for Cindy to get 20-30% of the vote. I haven’t seen any polls but I have a feeling that Pelosi may not be as well off as she thinks she is.
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ..............
Good grief! Is Obama not liberal enough for them?
If we all pony up 25.00 each it could be Ding Dong The Witch is Dead . Goodbye Nancy Tour!
Oops, I meant is Pelosi not liberal enough for them.
I could almost accept Obama winning the presidency, if Pelosi would lose her seat to Cindy. What a joke on herself that would be.
Martin thinks that pelosi is too conservative, my goodness
I have a question. Just how unhinged is he left planning on becoming? My stars. Are they soon going to go visit Chavez and give him moral support....oh wait...
I demand that the candidates debate...wouldn’t that be a hoot?
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