You might recall that Cindy Sheehan threw in the towel on public life amidst her vast disappointment that the Democrats did not immediately end the US presence in Iraq. Voicing her displeasure with democrat politicians and those in the peace movement, she said she was exhausted by the personal, financial and emotional toll her campaign had taken, disillusioned by the failure of Democratic politicians to end the war and tired of a peace movement she said “often puts personal egos above peace and human life.”
Well, apparently Cindy cannot resist the siren call of publicity, bright lights, and network television.
Today Ms. Sheehan announced she will challenge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi next year unless Pelosi takes steps to impeach President Bush. I saw this on CNN, and snickered.
Then I saw this report that in fact Speaker Pelosi has until July 23 to put forth articles of impeachment. Ms. Sheehan arrives in DC as part of a caravan (no adjectival comments, I am really trying to restrain myself)…and I guess an impeachment resolution would be the perfect way for her to end her cross country jaunt.
Apparently she has not heard that most folks do not like negotiations under threat…and she wonders why she is marginalized.
Ms. Pelosi had no comment, likely as she thought it unseemly to be smirking on television.
Yep, I can just see Cindy Sheehan campaigning against 20-year incumbent Pelosi in the City by the Bay. I think she would have more luck trying to un curve Lombard Street than beating Ms. Pelosi.
Lord, the delusions Ms. Sheehan functions under…and that is the kind interpretation. A less kind point of view might sugest she only wants to extend her fifteen minutes of fame.