August 21, 2009
Via Amritas, I just learned that Cindy Sheehan is still protesting the war and will camp out at Obama's vacation spot for another vigil. And apparently, the media who thought her protest was oh-so-important four years ago is now finding her lack of moral relativism inconvenient.
Good for her for being anti-war no matter who the president is. Good for her for sticking with her convictions. I disagree with her, but I respect her consistency.
And boo to folks like Charles Gibson, who covered Sheehan's old protests like they were earthshattering news and now can't be bothered to care about her anymore. Shame on him for now saying:
Anybody who has given a son to this country has made an enormous sacrifice, and you have to be sympathetic. But enough already.
When Bush is president, she's "standing her ground." When Obama is president, it's "enough already."
Yeah, he's a tower of integrity and courage, Gibson is.
But while I'm anti-Gibson in this case, I'm still not pro-Cindy-Sheehan. I don't think it's admirable consistency that keeps her protesting; I think she's still trying to stretch her 15 minutes of fame to 20. I don't see it as "sticking with her convictions" so much as "fame-whoring then, fame-whoring now."
To lose a son is a great tragedy. My sympathies to a grieving mother -- but I've always felt that Casey Sheehan deserves a better spokesperson.
Posted by: Lissa at August 21, 2009 09:59 AM (eSfKC)
Yea, it’s easy being consistent when you are a complete wacko.
Posted by: tim at August 21, 2009 12:38 PM (nno0f)
A gOOd persyn must constantly change its mind in accordance with the will of the State: "There is no terrorism. There is no war."
Apparently Jedi mind tricks aren't working on Ms. Sheehan.
Where's Obi-Wan when we need him to convince her that the Middle East is finally at peace while Omericans protest against the best health care ever?
* Sixty-nine percent believe Obamacare will hurt the quality of their own health care.
* Seventy-three percent believe they will have less access to tests and treatment.
* Sixty-two percent believe Democrats' proposals would force them to change doctors.
* Seventy-six percent believe Obama's changes will mean higher taxes for them.
* Seventy-seven percent expect their health care costs to rise ...
With stubborn wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and an economy still bleeding, you'd think a new President would have challenges enough. Yet Obama has plunged into the health care mess as though it is a battle of absolute necessity.
Get with the prOgram, Cindy!
Posted by: kevin at August 21, 2009 02:48 PM (+nV09)
Posted by: Some Soldier's Mom at August 21, 2009 04:19 PM (DBUVT)
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