Right on cue as President Bush steps off Air Force One at the start of a 10 day vacation at his Texas ranch Cindy Sheehag marches down the street to “greet” him.
It should be noted she failed to bring the customary bundt cake or brownies as a way of introduction as the newest neighbor on the block.
Under the blazing Texas sun, Sheehan and more than 50 demonstrators again marched a mile and a half toward Bush’s ranch, stopping at a roadblock. As Secret Service agents stood silently, Sheehan held up her California driver’s license and said she wanted to meet with the president.
“It doesn’t say my new address, but I do live here now,” said Sheehan, who lives in Berkeley, Calif., and recently bought land in Crawford for war protests. “My name is Cindy and Bush killed my son.”
The group then chanted, “This is what democracy looks like! This is what democracy sounds like!” and a few people sang “This Land Is Your Land” while standing near the roadblock before returning to the protest site.
Nice way to blow son Casey’s insurance money, on 5 acres of scrub brush so she can extend her 15 minutes. Not to mention none of it was spent on a gravestone, it was finally bought and placed there by other members of the family.
White House spokesman Tony Snow sums up the reaction she got and more than she deserves.
White House spokesman Tony Snow has said that neither Bush nor his staff plan to meet with Sheehan.
“I would advise her to bring water, Gatorade or both,” Snow said when asked about Sheehan during a press briefing Friday. “Honestly, when you’re talking about the kind of issues that we’re talking about, Cindy Sheehan hasn’t risen to the level of staff meetings at this point.”
And BTW, Sheehan, who is fasting as part of her protest, looks to be on the plump side in the shots I’ve seen.
What’s up with that!
Wonder when all the usual suspects will arrive on scene. You know like Rev Jackson, Ramsey Clark and Al Sharpton. To name a few.
The count starts now… 10, 9, 8, 7, 6,….