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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Cindy Sheehan is getting more private time?

David Schraub, on Joe Gandleman's The Moderate Voice notes that an article in the Bay area's Tri-Valley Herald says that Cindy Sheehan is planning more "private time." And dismisses her with a "Good Riddance, I say"

I agree that Sheehan may not be everybody's cuppa, but she certainly energized comment in the nation, as few others have been able to do.

Yes, she attracted the wingnuts and the moonbats.

She also attracted a lot of very ordinary people, from both wings of the political spectrum, that allowed them to see that the members of the "other side" were neither demons with forked tails and burning eyes nor drooling morons.

Her primary question to G.W. Bush has always been "What is this noble cause my son died for?"

A question that Bush & Co don't want to attempt to answer to her, at least in person.

From the close of the Tri-City Herald's article:

"Sheehan insists she's following only the dictates of her broken heart.

At Thursday's service for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement — at which no notes or recordings were made, in accordance with the rabbi's wishes — she said she must atone until her dying day for her sin: Not having stood up to oppose the war until after her son died. "

Schraub's snippet can be found here.


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