A Lady's Ruminations

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


Friday, August 26, 2005

Who is funding "Camp Cindy"?

PR Machine Behind Cindy Sheehan? ABC7 Looks At The Financing Of 'Camp Casey'---

Organizers are set up in a house trailer. Their meetings closed to reporters.

Leading the group is Fenton Communications employee, Michele Mulkey, based in San Francisco. Fenton specializes in public relations for liberal non-profits.

Their bills are being paid for by True Majority, a non-profit set up by Ben Cohen -- of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream fame.

Ben Cohen, True Majority: "People are willing to listen to her and we want to do as much as we can to make her voice heard."

Cohen's group has teamed up with Berkeley based MoveOn.org, an anti-Bush group co-founded by Joan Blades.

Earlier this month, MoveOn helped organize anti-war vigils in support of Cindy Sheehan.

Current Democratic National Party Chair Howard Dean's organization Democracy for America is also involved, as is the more radical anti-war group Code Pink organized by San Francisco's Medea Benjamin.
No surprise that "Camp Cindy" (for Cindy is the focus, not Casey) has been funded by leftist activists. This isn't about one mother's grief for her dead son. Rather, it is about the Left's hatred for President Bush and the military's mission in Afghanistan and Iraq. I wouldn't be surprised if more about the funding came out in the near future.

(curtsy to the Drudge Report)