The Wackos Around Cindy Sheehan
Ben Johnson has a terrific backgrounder
on Cindy Sheehan's friends with loads o' links, but perhaps the more damning article
comes from Counterpunch, which is certainly sympathetic to Crawfordapalooza.
I refer to it as Crawfordapaloooza because it's become an annual event, with some liberal or other heading out to the Western White House demanding to see President Bush. Last year it was Max Cleland, this year it's Cindy Sheehan. Anyway, get these bits from the Counterpunch article:Thursday is only a few minutes young, but Cindy Sheehan is already running late. Rumors are percolating that police will swoop into Camp Casey at midnight to arrest everyone, and she dare not be late for a date like that.
Yes, heaven forbid that she miss out on getting her picture taken being arrested! Always good PR, who knows she might need it when she runs for President:Sitting next to Rusty in our clockwise review, Melvin is telling a story about how he was working for Dick Cheney's company Brown and Root when they dropped a machine on him, crushing his body from jaw to pelvis.
"They" did, eh?Dot's turn to tell her story gets interrupted about one o'clock in the morning when up the short sidewalk from the highway walks a woman barely middle aged. She has just driven in from Iowa. Her son is a soldier stationed in California. She figures she has a year to stop the war before he completes his training. He wouldn't like it that she's here, "but we all have to do what we must," she says softly.