Thursday, August 11, 2005

Cindy Sheehan is still waiting

Cindy Sheehan, whose son died in Iraq and has been holding a vigil on the road to Bush's ranch in Crawford, officially becomes a security threat tomorrow (but not today) and will be arrested.

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What is the difference between Thursday and now?

Let me tell you what the difference is. Thursday Condy Rice and Rummy will be arriving at King George's castle. Sometime either Thursday or Friday King George is going to some kind of fundraiser at the ranch of a local crony. My sources tell me that the only way for King George to get to that ranch from his castle is to drive by Cindy and her supporters. That's right, fellow peasants; King George would have to actually see Cindy.

But that's not the real story. The real story is that the media will be there to record absolutely every movement, every event that happens when King George's carriage goes by. King George has no plans to stop, no plans to talk to Cindy. The media would be there to report and videotape King George driving right on by the throng of peasants and the mother of a fallen hero, snubbing his nose at them as he goes his merry way to the party

The right wing smear machine is worked up, with the like of Michelle Malkin putting words into Ms. Sheehan's son's mouth, and Bill O'Reilly accusing her of treason.

Malkin:I can't imagine Army Spc. Casey Sheehan would stand for his mother's crazy accusations that he was murdered by his commander-in-chief, rather than the Iraqi terrorists who ambushed his convoy. I can't imagine Army Spc. Casey Sheehan would stand for a bunch of strangers glomming onto his mother's crusade and using him to undermine the war effort as they shouted “W killed her son” in front of countless TV cameras.

And I can't imagine Army Spc. Casey Sheehan would stand for his mother being tossed into a ditch, being strongarmed by Repuke goons, being denied food and water, and being threatened with arrest. (hat tip to Lime Rickey, regular atrios commenter.)

Cindy Sheehan's STILL sitting in a ditch. With a fever and a sore throat. In the rain. Waiting to speak to President George Bush, Leader of the Free World.

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And we've crested 1800 battlefield deaths. They don't count the soldiers and marines who die later. That brings the number up to almost 9,000.

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