Sunday, July 08, 2007

Is Cindy Sheehan Unretiring?

As previously reported on the Pop Culture Institute, anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan is quitting the peace movement for good. This will be her last weekend on the five-acre plot of land she bought in Crawford, Texas, near the President's ranch.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketSo where does a woman who's tired of malice and libel go for relief?

Ms. Sheehan is going into politics.

Specifically, to run as an independent in California's 8th Congressional District, against the most powerful woman in the US government, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Sheehan doesn't think the Democrats have done enough to stop the war, which, since they haven't done anything to stop the war, would be a fair assessment.

At the very least, Sheehan's candidacy may raise a few important issues, such as how so many Democrats were tricked into supporting the war in the first place by Republican speciosity.

It remains to be seen if Sheehan's indignation will be righteous enough to translate into votes or if, as far as the grassroots is concerned, running for office will merely be seen as jumping the shark.

In the meantime, stay tuned...
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2 comments:

Seumas Gagne said...

On a certain level, I trust Nancy Pelosi's judgement on this. If she thinks it wouldn't do any good to file impeachment papers, then I think she's probably right. She does have access to a heck of a lot more information than I do.

michael sean morris said...

You can't impeach Bush without impeaching Cheney. Since Pelosi's next in line, leading the charge to impeach the only two above her might look self-serving.