Thursday, August 09, 2007

Nancy's Comeuppance! LOL!

Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan Announces Candidacy
By Sudhin Thanawala

Citing her son as inspiration, a tearful Cindy Sheehan announced her candidacy Thursday for the U.S. House of Representatives.

The anti-war activist is running as an independent against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has represented San Francisco in Congress since 1987.

"The country is ripe for a change," said Sheehan, who spoke at a podium with her son's photograph attached to it. "It's going to start right here and right now."

Sheehan's 24-year-old son, Casey, was killed in Iraq in 2004. Since then, she has gained international notoriety by setting up camp outside President Bush's Texas ranch and demanding to meet with the president.

Last month, she announced her intention to run against Pelosi if the speaker didn't move to impeach Bush by July 23. On Thursday, she said Pelosi had "protected the status quo" of the corporate elite and had lost touch with people in her district, most of whom, she said, want American troops out of Iraq.

Nadeam Elshami, a spokesman for Pelosi, said the speaker has always opposed the war in Iraq and has focused on bringing troops home "safely and soon."

He would not comment on Sheehan's candidacy.

Sheehan admitted she has no funds for a campaign, but planned to immediately get started raising money. Without giving further specifics, Sheehan said she wouldn't accept money from corporations and would run on a platform of universal health care. Sheehan said she also wants to make college affordable and improve ethics in the legislative and executive branches.
She also said the money being spent on the war in Iraq would be better spent domestically.

Daniel Ellsberg, the former high-level Pentagon analyst who in 1969 leaked the Pentagon Papers to Congress and the media, showed his support for Sheehan. Ellsberg was arrested twice with other protesters outside Bush's Texas ranch.

"At the moment, facing a well-funded, powerful incumbent without party support, the odds against Cindy appear insuperable," Ellsberg said. "But we plan to change that."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

As delicious as it will be to watch these two leftists scratch each others eyes out and fight for position in the full litterbox of San Francisco, there really is a downside here.

This nut is going to give the bug-eyed radical Pelosi an opportunuty to appear MODERATE and the "msm" is going to play it to the hilt! The dolt will launch her bombs from every camera who will cover her and Pelosi will remain "above the fray" doing the business of her district and the American people".

Can you believe it?


3:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

correction: opportunity


3:51 AM  
Blogger Russet Shadows said...

Good point, Morgan. Still, it will be a guilty pleasure watching two bad guys beat each other up, and watching Sheehan come permanently unglued. I predict by the end of this debacle that she'll either be committed, or be on heavy medication.

4:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Russet here's the only thing positive I can see coming from it. If Pelosi loses her cool and starts responding to the retard in kind it will diminish her to the point that she will be vulnerable to the next serious primary opponent.

The big downside is that it will enable the radical Pelosi to appear moderate. It's SO good for her I'm left wondering if it wasn't something dreamed up by the Clintons or Rahm Emmanuel.

But if you want guilty pleasures I say we make Hillary and Reno mud wrestle in jello and halter tops!



4:27 AM  
Anonymous z said...

I think watching those two go at it will even wake up liberal Democrats to how utterly stupid and ridiculous they are. If it doesn't, America's DONE!!

yikes. (I hope the use the picture Donal posted here on the article for campaign posters!!)

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh wow, it dosen't get any better than this! Pelosi, a barracuda with lipstick and the botox face meets "Mr Ed'' look-a-like and certifiable loon, ''peace mom'' Cindy Sheehan. Get the popcorn, sit back and watch the show! J'Mac

4:04 PM  

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