Who Is Lynn Woolsey?
Lynn Woolsey is the Member of Congress who gave Cindy Sheehan
a pass to the State of the Union Address last night, leading to the ruckus that resulted in Mother Sheehan spending at least part of the night in the slammer.
Woolsey claimed beforehand that Sheehan had promised to be on her best behavior, but either Cindy or Lynn was lying obviously.
Woolsey is a Democrat (duh!) from Northern California; her district includes all of Marin and part of Sonoma Counties, so she's definitely a white wine and brie kind of liberal. She was "cut and run"
on Iraq before Jack Murtha. She's a former welfare mother
who got 74.2% of the vote in her last election and has been in the House of Representatives since being elected in 1992, so forget about donating to her Republican opponent this fall.
Her lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union
is 4 (100 is a perfect score), which makes her a hair less liberal than Nancy Pelosi, whose career rating is 3.
Michelle Malkin wrote two years ago
regarding Woolsey's attempted intervention in a criminal case regarding the sone of one of her aides. What had the young man in question done?Last July, a 20-year-old thug named Stewart Pearson soaked a rag in toilet bowl cleanser and Ajax and used it to smother 17-year-old Tina Phan while she was sleeping in her Terra Linda, Calif., home. Tina gasped, trying to fend off Pearson, but he wielded a knife and overpowered her. Pearson raped and brutalized her. According to Phan, Pearson told her he had committed the same crime before and planned to do it again. Phan bravely persisted in pressing charges against Pearson. He initially denied raping Phan, but admitted guilt last fall.
Enter Rep. Woolsey. As first reported by the Marin Independent Journal, the outspoken feminist and anti-violence-preaching Democrat attempted to intervene in the case. She used her official stationery to send a letter to the local presiding judge in support of . . . the convicted rapist.
In a bleeding-heart plea for leniency, Woolsey wrote: "Stewart Pearson is a young man from a supportive family. I believe he has a promising life ahead of him, and I urge you to consider these factors when deciding on a suitable sentence." Woolsey noted further that Pearson had volunteered for her campaign, as if stuffing envelopes for Woolsey somehow mitigated the violence he committed against Tina Phan -- whose promising life Woolsey didn't bother to show an ounce of concern for at all.
Here's Woolsey's antiwar website
. As you can see, she's pretty far out on the moonbat wing of the Democrats, especially on the issue of Iraq.