The authentic voice of grieving mothers
Well, they created her, now what are they gonna do about her? According to the Associated Press, Cindy Sheehan is planning on taking on San Francisco Democrat and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi unless she introduces a resolution of impeachment within the next two weeks.
Sheehan said she will run against the San Francisco Democrat in 2008 as an independent if Pelosi does not seek by July 23 to impeach Bush. That’s when Sheehan and her supporters are to arrive in Washington, D.C., after a 13-day caravan and walking tour starting next week from the group’s war protest site near Bush’s Crawford ranch.
“Democrats and Americans feel betrayed by the Democratic leadership,” Sheehan told The Associated Press. “We hired them to bring an end to the war. I’m not too far from San Francisco, so it wouldn’t be too big of a move for me. I would give her a run for her money.”
As for her retirement,
Sheehan, who has never held political office, recently said that she was leaving the Democratic Party because it “caved” in to the president. Last week, she announced her caravan to Washington, D.C., which she calls the “people’s accountability movement.”
“I didn’t expect to be back so soon, but the focus is different than it was before,” Sheehan said Sunday. “Instead of talking and making accusations, we’re going into communities and talking to the people who’ve been hurt by the Bush regime. We’re finding out how we can help people.”
After over six years of Bush-Cheney oppression, she’s probably busting open secret prisons all the way from Crawford to Washington DC.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews suggested Sheehan run for Congress back in 2005. “You sound more informed than most U.S. Congresspeople, so maybe you should run.”
I have not seen yet where people can contribute to her nascent campaign, but as she is the authentic voice for all grieving women, I suspect we’ll all want to contribute.