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Sheehan's "Protest"

Wednesday, Feb. 01, 2006 2:39 AM

While I sympathize with Cindy Sheehan, her little stunt prior to President Bush's State of the Union Address was ill-conceived and childish.

Clown acts like this only reinforce the conservative meme that protesters need to be corralled and set apart. Sheehan has been described as, 'boisterous,' and uncooperative.

Sheehan gained access through an invitation by Rep. Lynn Woolsey; I am inclined to think that Congresswoman Woolsey had no advance knowledge of Sheehan's little stunt, which further diminishes any value or virtue from Sheehan's corner.

It seems there is some question as to what, exactly, Cindy Sheehan did to get arrested.

While wearing an anti-war t-shirt is hardly a federal offense, it would certainly attract the attention of the Capitol Police. Could it be that the officers recognized Sheehan and came to the sensible conclusion that they could not count on her to behave during the Address?

Sheehan ignored officers' requests to close her jacket after they informed her the shirt was not allowed. That's well and good as far as civil disobedience, but getting arrested is usually the other half of that equation.

Cindy gambled, Cindy lost.

(And, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, Cindy is considering a run against incumbent Senator Dianne Feinstein. Sorry, Cindy; I may not agree with DiFI on a lot of issues, but you simply haven't demonstrated that you'd represent us any better.)

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Brin - 2006-02-01 12:42:49
You know what? I really really really REALLY want to be a fly on the wall when Lynn Woolsey and Di Fi have their first post SotU klatsch. :)