A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Friday, August 19, 2005

Drudge: "Cindy Sheehan Requests Privacy"

Statement by Cindy Sheehan:

As you've probably heard by now, my sister and I left the other Gold Star mothers in Crawford last night, after our mother had a stroke. I plan on returning to Camp Casey very soon, but while I'm in Los Angeles please respect that my sister, brother and I are here focusing on our mother, while the moms in Crawford focus on Bush. The President is not off the hook.

More and more mothers come to Crawford daily with their stories of grief and hope, so we can prevent more moms from losing their children in a war based on lies.

Reports that I'll be holding any kind of media events or talking to the press in LA are false.

My heart is so grateful for the outpouring of support and love from my other Gold Star moms in Crawford and Americans across the country who have sent their best wishes for my mother's recovery.
I'm sorry, but if you make your life into a public circus, you cannot suddenly ask for your private life back.

While I will pray for Cindy Sheehan and her mother, I cannot help but laugh that Cindy thinks she can just go back to her old life for a little while.

Perhaps if she had been sitting quietly on the road to the President's ranch. Perhaps if she hadn't used foul language when referring to the President and the war. Perhaps if she had simply asked gently for what she wants and then gone back to her private grieving. But she didn't do any of that.

Instead, Cindy Sheehan has created a loud, brash, undignified circus on the side of that road. She has used horrid language to talk about the President and the War her son voluntarily sacrificed himself fighting. She has demanded in a whiny, screechy voice that what she wants happen immediately. And she has left off her grieving in favor of what looks to be insanity.

Perhaps Cindy Sheehan ought to have been focusing on her grief privately, and on her mother, rather than on this circus she has created. Everyone would be better off for it.