CRAWFORD, Texas – President Bush and his motorcade passed the growing camp of war protesters outside his ranch Friday without incident.
As Bush passed on his way to and from a political fundraiser, law enforcement blocked two intersecting roads where the demonstrators have camped out all week. Officers required the group to stand behind yellow tape, but no one was asked to leave.
The motorcade didn’t stop.
Cindy Sheehan, the California mother who started the vigil along the road leading to Bush’s ranch, held a sign that read: “Why do you make time for donors and not for me?”
It was unclear whether Bush, riding in a black Suburban with tinted windows, saw the demonstrators.
Is it just me or is Sheehan getting an awful lot of attention from the national press? Reporting on the President driving by a protest? Speculating as to whether or not he looked at the protesters through his window?
Give me a break.
Its almost as though the media were willing to run any story negative about the President, even when that story is about the incoherent ravings of a woman who has clearly let the death of her son cloud her judgment, if not her sanity.
Just to give a better idea about Cindy Sheehan’s state of mind, here’s an excerpt from a transcript of a speech she gave as related by one of her anti-war cronies:
You tell me the truth. You tell me that my son died for oil. You tell me that my son died to make your friends rich. You tell me my son died to spread the cancer of Pax Americana, imperialism in the Middle East. You tell me that, you don’t tell me my son died for freedom and democracy.
Cuz, we’re not freer. You’re taking away our freedoms. The Iraqi people aren’t freer, they’re much worse off than before you meddled in their country.
You get America out of Iraq, you get Israel out of Palestine
(massive round of applause)
And if you think I won’t say bullshit to the President, I say move on, cuz I’ll say what’s on my mind.
The cancer of Pax Americana? Wow.
But if that wasn’t bad enough, there’s always this:
Cindy Sheehan, the woman whose soldier son was killed in Iraq and who is now camping by a road in Crawford, Texas demanding a meeting with President Bush, on Wednesday thanked a group of antiwar bloggers for supporting her, saying that without the Internet, America would be a “fascist state.”
“This is something that can’t be ignored,” Sheehan said during a conference call with bloggers representing sites like democrats.com, codepink4peace.org, and crooksandliars.com. “They can’t ignore us, and they can’t put us down. Thank God for the Internet, or we wouldn’t know anything, and we would already be a fascist state.“
“Our government is run by one party, every level,” Sheehan continued, “and the mainstream media is a propaganda tool for the government.” Sheehan also called the 2004 presidential election “the election, quote-unquote, that happened in November.”
If she wants to believe that stuff, fine. The President himself alluded to the fact that she has every right hold the opinions she does when he was asked about the matter earlier today. Certainly, however, the President is under no obligation to subject himself to this drivel.
As to why said drivel is making national headlines, your guess is as good as mine.
Isn’t it funny our fair and balanced media provides 30 cameras for coverage of a dozen left-wing protestors, and not a single camera for thousands of anti-abortion protestors, for example?
Also, Cindy Sheehan would like you to know that if she turns up missing the Secret Service probably killed her.