A Lady's Ruminations

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

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Oh, so that's why

Yahoo News: Cindy Sheehan Planning Anti-War Bus Tour---

Cindy Sheehan said the day after she leaves Aug. 31, she will embark on a bus tour ending up in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24. Then the group will start a 24-hour vigil in the nation's capital.

"I am not alone," she said at a news conference Thursday. "There's the people standing behind me here, but there's thousands of military families ... who want the same answers to the same questions."
And there are thousands more military families who support the President, the War, and the Mission, but you won't hear about them from the MSM. The MSM only likes to focus on radical Lefties like Cindy and her "Code Pink" friends.

A vigil is a gathering where people bring candles and quietly sit and pray. What these wackos are doing at "Camp Casey" is a protest. A loud, brash, insane, wrong protest.

More Bush supporters arrived and pitched tents at the newly dubbed "Camp Reality," located in a ditch across the street from the war protesters' site along the main road leading to the president's ranch.

"People have said, `Enough is enough — enough Bush bashing,'" said Gregg Garvey of Keystone Heights, Fla., whose 23-year-old son Justin died in Iraq in 2003. "This (protest) does not represent all of America."

Conservative activists and military families also were en route to Crawford from California on a tour called "You don't speak for me, Cindy!" The caravan coordinated by Move America Forward plans to hold a pro-Bush rally in town Saturday.

Bush has said he recognizes Sheehan's right to protest and understands her anguish, although she does not represent the views of many families he has met with.
Mr. Gregg Garvey is right. This little protest does not represent all of America. They couldn't win the election with it. They aren't going to win anything with it now.

Sheehan and other grieving families met with Bush about two months after her son died last year, before reports of faulty prewar intelligence surfaced and caused her to become a vocal opponent of the war. (emphasis added)
What a stupid sentence. "Caused her to become . . ." Cindy Sheehan has chosen to become a raving, insane-sounding Leftist activist. Nothing made her do so. She chose it freely, just as her son freely chose to join the United States Marines and re-enlist in the summer of 2003. Casey Sheehan is a hero. His mother is a fool.