A while ago, I wrote a piece where I collected links to a bunch of the various outrageous statements Cindy Sheehan has made. I didn’t judge her; I simply cited her own words, then stood back and let them do all the work.
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina pushing her off the national stage, she appears to have grown more and more out of touch with reality. And her handlers and exploiters have done nothing, simply letting the train wreck continue.
Apparently in the spirit of “if you can’t beat it, join it,” their latest attempt to regain prominence is to hitch their wagon to Hurricane Katrina. And Mrs. Sheehan is shouting loudly, finding any excuse to blame President Bush for all that is wrong and evil and just plain bad about it.
Even to the point of singling out one thing that nearly everyone else agrees is a good thing.
I don’t care if a human being is black, brown, white, yellow or pink. I don’t care if a human being is Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, or pagan. I don’t care what flag a person salutes: if a human being is hungry, then it is up to another human being to feed him/her. George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self from power. The only way America will become more secure is if we have a new administration that cares about Americans even if they don’t fall into the top two percent of the wealthiest.
The military, nearly everyone agrees, has been the only body that has shone in the wake of Katrina. But not Mrs. Sheehan.