Friday, December 09, 2005

Lies, damn lies, and Cindy Sheehan

Apparently, Mother Sheehan has abandoned her efforts to pester President Bush for the time being, and is currently pestering pasty foreigners, instead. During an interview over in Old Blighty with a reporter from the UK Grauniad, she tossed out the following whopper:
"I get feedback from the troops all the time and 99.9% say, 'Keep on doing what you're doing because it's a nightmare here and we want to come home and it's only people like you in the peace movement that give us hope.'"
Riiiiiight, Cindy. The "journalist" she said this to does not give any indication that he challenged her on that figure in any way, shape, or form.

She goes on to recount how she supposedly told John Kerry that if he'd only articulated a clear cut-and-run platform during the 2004 election, he would have "won in a landslide." Then, in her very next breath, she mentions talking to Howard Dean, whose only notable idea during the 2004 campaign was that we should turn tail and surrender in Iraq...and we all know how that turned out. Not exactly a landslide, Cindy.

Moving on, we get this nugget:
Cindy's campaigning work leaves her no time for anything else, she says - something that her other children have had to adjust to. They have been very supportive, though, and recently went to dinner with her and Jane Fonda, another supporter, and Fonda's daughter. Joan Baez has been a frequent and supportive visitor to the camp, as have a surprising array of Republicans, she says.
Care to name any of those Republicans, Cindy? Of course not, because none of them are notable figures, if they exist at all outside of your warped little mind.
The non-stop campaigning has taken its toll, she says, and Cindy feels in need of a good massage: "I really feel I'm carrying the whole world on my shoulders," she says.
You'd be hearing the world's tiniest violin right now, but I'm too busy looking for a bucket--I think I'm gonna puke.

(via Tim Blair)

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