"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Cindy Sheehan and a novelty-Tee

Antiwar Protester Arrested Before Speech, but Her Presence Looms Large - New York Times

The NYTimes chooses to wrap the State of the Union address in the antics of Cindy Sheehan, which is pretty telling.

Here are some examples of objective writing (I guess).

"But a Democratic congresswoman turned the tables on Mr. Bush by inviting a guest of her own."

"The episode sent the Capitol into a tizzy."

"Representative Lynn Woolsey of California, insisted she was not trying to make Mr. Bush uncomfortable. '"I didn't see this as a political statement at all,"' Ms. Woolsey said." Representative Woolsey is full of it.

"his latest political trophy — Samuel A. Alito Jr., was on full display."

"Bush gave Democrats several openings to get the better of him. (one) When he scolded Congress for not passing his Social Security program, Democrats leaped to their feet in cheers, drowning the president out for a long stretch." The president was not drowned out, as he paused long enough to allow for what, should be considered a seriously childish and telling example of Democratic inability to generate anything positive for this nation.

The Washington Post had this to say with "Sheehan Arrested Before Speech." The article said, "late last night, about 50 protesters marched to the Capitol Police station to demand Sheehan's release," As crude as it is to say, perhaps they should take a lesson from some of their friends in Iraq?

The Houston Chronicle ran with "Police Remove Sheehan From Bush Speech," and also mention the wife of Rep. C.W. Bill Young of Florida wearing a t-shirt in support of the war, being escorted out as well. According to the article, "Sheehan wrote in her blog Wednesday that she intends to file a First Amendment lawsuit '"I don't want to live in a country that prohibits any person, whether he/she has paid the ultimate price for that country, from wearing, saying, writing, or telephoning any negative statements about the government,"' Sheehan wrote." Cindy further stretches her credulity with this one as, granted this is a place where this type of activity is not allowed, however, the message on the shirt has been communicated loud and clear through the articles linked here, as well as countless others. Cindy needs a new hobby; Iran has some openings I'm sure.

BlogsUSAToday has links galore...

Cindy Sheehan chooses to hide her intentions knowing full well, what is accepted and what is not. She chooses to flout law(s) and reality in her continuing quest to drag her son and others (unwillingly?) through the mud. She certainly has the right to her opinions and to express them, however, they would be much better served were she to go with the reality angle rather than the lunatic conspiracy "Bush is evil" route.


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