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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.

Please direct all hate mail to Rob Port from Say Anything.


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Comments (18)

Should be about 65mph there... (Below threshold)

Should be about 65mph there.

is it just me or did the so... (Below threshold)

is it just me or did the son join the military without any help from his mother? Did his mother want him to join the military? if so, then she should shut the hell up because she was the one who wanted him there.

meanwhile, if it was his decision to join the military, not his mother's, then she should shut the hell up because her son died for his own reasons and beliefs defending her.

Oh hell, there will be a mo... (Below threshold)

Oh hell, there will be a movie on Lifetime about this soon - /chauvinism

Wasn't there something call... (Below threshold)

Wasn't there something called "Brush with Greatness" that Letterman used to do? This might just qualify.

I feel for this lady, I rea... (Below threshold)

I feel for this lady, I really do. I have two kids of my own.

President Bush met with her and her family. He didn't have to do that. (Did Clinton ever meet with any families like this? Seriously....can't remember if he did or not). Now she wants another meeting (or does she?).....but what if he did meet with her again? Is *that* finally enough, or does she come back again next year? Three times is enough? Four? Five? Perhaps she has to move in with him?

I hope her family can get through to her, make her see that she's losing touch, and get her some serious help. She needs to see that she is being used in a vile way by people who are tsk-tsking and nodding sympathetically while plotting more ways to exploit her fragile emotional state.

Sheehan is now simply parot... (Below threshold)

Sheehan is now simply parotting all the talking points of the Jew hating left like a good little puppet. This woman is pissing on her son's grave, and the graves of all those who died to liberate Iraq. How disgusting.

"...and the mainstream m... (Below threshold)

"...and the mainstream media is a propaganda tool for the government."

If Mrs. Sheehan believes that, then it would seem to me that she wouldn't recognize a propaganda tool even if it read typed memos circa '72 on the evening news. Or if it held a news conference surrounded by a gaggle of cameras and reporters.

And enough about this SaidDrivel. His stigma has been tarnishing my good name for eons... the putz.

To take Ace's comment one s... (Below threshold)
Cardinals Nation:

To take Ace's comment one step further: Isn't it funny that the MSM can provide 30 cameras for coverage of a dozen left-wing protestors, and not a single camera at the NYAG's office to cover the investigation into the misappropriation to Air America of nearly a million dollars of money earmarked for disadvantaged children and the elderly? Where's the outrage? Oh, yeah, sorry...no Haliberton/Enron angle, no coverage.

This may be a l... (Below threshold)

This may be a little arcane,but bear with me.I remember reading a"historical fiction" by author George McDonald Fraser.He is best known for his "Flashman" series,and indesd the elderly Gen.Flashman is the source of this quote.The abckground is English suffragettes(including Flashman's "willful but voluptous" grand niece are attempting to pressure the government into women's voting rights.

Flashman:"But don't you see,as soon as Parliament recognizes these fish brains as a moral source of authority they'll be back for more.Even Gladstone's sharp enough to see that."
Mrs. Sheehan wants to talk about ME and the left has no qualms about using credulos people related to people of import (see Patti Davis) to advance their point of view.

Would not simply riding by ... (Below threshold)
Eneils Bailey:

Would not simply riding by and honking the horn be a first step in solving this absolutely grave national crisis? Then, maybe emissaries from both sides could convene to set up a meeting. Then, if this fails, the democrats in congress could set up an ad-hoc hearing to determine if President Bush should be impeached.

“We’re not letting them... (Below threshold)

“We’re not letting them intimidate us. If we get killed out here, know that the Secret Service killed us.”

Cindy, with all due respect (NONE!), FARK OFF!!! Is it any wonder that the President won't meet with you when you're spewing vile b.s. like that?

I had no idea the right win... (Below threshold)
patricia white:

I had no idea the right wing was so frightened by Mrs. Sheehan. Every one of these posts reeks with hysteria. Hey, the lady is just exercising her right to Freedom of Speech. Relax!!!

RE: patricia white's post (... (Below threshold)

RE: patricia white's post (August 14, 2005 08:16 PM)

I had no idea the right wing was so frightened by Mrs. Sheehan. Every one of these posts reeks with hysteria. Hey, the lady is just exercising her right to Freedom of Speech. Relax!!!

Fair enough.

Sheehan: "George Bush killed my son and many others... he should be tried for war crimes."

ADriveler: "Cindy Sheehan is an Islamofascist sympathizer... she should be tried for treason."

Freedom of speech, ya' know.

Obviously nonsense like this should not be cannot go unchallenged. The posters are equally free to express their opinion of Mrs. Sheehan's hyperbole and it is not done out of fear. It's a matter of making the fair and historic record with proper context... or at least as fair as is possible from a politically charged event. As Mrs. Sheehan escalates her histrionics, the media gravitates towards it. Fortunately, the populace then turns away. It is venues such as this one that allows people to decide what is the closest version of truth and that the fringe perpetuated by a Left-leaning media cannot make the only entry into the history books. Yes, freedom of speech is grand and getting grander.

Oops. Change "should not be... (Below threshold)

Oops. Change "should not be cannot go unchallenged" to "should not be or cannot go unchallenged".

I have not been glued to my... (Below threshold)
patricia white:

I have not been glued to my television during this event, but I have seen some of it, and none of Ms. Sheehan's actions have displayed any histronics to me. As a matter of fact, she seems very calm and intent on her purpose and goal. Seems to me the histronics (or is it malice???) h come from "the right". What a sleazy, unamerican thing it was to destroy crosses erected in honor of our fallen soldiers.

She will be satisfied when ... (Below threshold)
patricia white:

She will be satisfied when this senseless, bloody mess in the Middle East is over and our troops are brought home. "Mission Accomplished" was a joke..it had only begun. Saddam's capture didn't mean a thing. The January elections only resulted in increased and bloodier attacks and the constitution (if it ever happens) will probably increase it even more. Our troops have inadequate armor and protection, yet when a soldier confronted Rumsfeld with this, from the look on Rumsfeld's face, one would have thought the soldier had spit in the face. That soldier had every right to address that problem. Please, can someone tell me one smart move we have made in this war.

RE: patricia white's post (... (Below threshold)

RE: patricia white's post (August 16, 2005 11:21 PM)

...none of Ms. Sheehan's actions have displayed any histronics to me. As a matter of fact, she seems very calm and intent on her purpose and goal...

Transcript of Pro-Stewart Rally
April 27, 2005

Histrionics. Moonbattery. Hyperbole. Nut. The apple fell amazingly far from this tree.

Re: AnonymousDrivel's post ... (Below threshold)
patricia white:

Re: AnonymousDrivel's post (Aug. 21 - 7:41 am

Interesting that his/her post only addressed the part of my post, which caused him/her to insult Mrs.Sheehan. The most disgusting event so far to take place at this protest was the destruction of crosses erected in memory of our fallen soldiers. I presume he/she feels that was proper and patriotic. I believe this is just the start of many, many protests to come. Remember the 60's?...those angry, young men and women had an amazing effect on decisions made by Lyndon Johnson, which ultimately led to our withdrawal.






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