Why is Bush afraid of her?
The thing about the Right Wing noise machine is that it only has one tactical mode. Full bore attack. Which against a woman who lost her son, is a bit fucked up. Just a bit.
Michelle Malkin can now read the minds of the dead by suggesting that Casey Sheehan wouldn't want his mother to protest. Which is a crock of shit. I think it's safe to say if he has any divine power, it's making sure his friends got home alive. If Sheehan launched after Malkin with a bat, I can't say I'd agree, but I'd understand.
The wingnuts are scared. They think the script is that she is supposed to be greatful for Bush getting her son killed. And she is anything but.
They are so scared of her that they are doing oppo on her. So scared, the machine is trying to discredit her.
But she's not John Kerry. He's a politician. Cindy Sheehan is an average woman who wants to talk to her president. Nothing more. She could be anyone of 1800 parents.
How low are these people? Clear Channel was going to drag Cav troopers up to some picnic to denounce her. Oddly enough, the Cav served in Sadr City while in Iraq.
But the more they demonize her, the more of a hero she becomes.
The issue is that the right wants to make this political and it is anything but. The more they use politics against Sheehan, the bigger their mistake becomes.
It is time to write letters to your House and Senate members to ask them to ask the President to meet with Sheehan. This overt disrespect is unseemly and wrong. She is grieving mother of a fallen serviceman. The least the President can do is meet with her and our elective representatives should support that, regardless of party.
posted by Steve @ 1:16:00 AM