Cindy Sheehan, AKA “The Madonna of the Anti-War Movement,” AKA “The Catalyst of the Anti-War Movement,” AKA “The Grieving Mother Who is a Catalyst for the Anti-War Movement,” AKA “The Rosa Parks of the Anti War Movement,” AKA “Mother” Sheehan…
Jeez! The woman has more aliases than Jennifer Garner.
Here is a picture of Cindy surrounded by her adoring throngs of admirers as she waltzes toward the White House and her date with destiny: (HT: Little Green Footballs)
Nice photo, huh? Looks like Cindy is followed by legions of supporters marching toward the White House in that determined, earnest, lefty sort of way that reminds one of pictures of the Bolshies marching in the streets of Moscow in 1917.
Hell, even the news stories about Sheehan’s storming the White House are reminiscent of a revolutionary’s trek toward destiny:
Three weeks after leaving their dusty outpost in Crawford, Tex., and touring the country, several dozen families brought their antiwar message to the U.S. Capitol and the White House. They plan to join thousands of protesters Saturday at a march and rally on the Mall.
“Not one more!” they chanted as they walked up the West Lawn of the Capitol, referring to the number of U.S. soldiers dying in Iraq.
One of the buses stopped in Baltimore yesterday morning so the families could address a crowd of supporters gathered at Timothy Dean’s Bistro on Eastern Avenue. People wiped away tears as they listened to soldiers’ parents rail against the war that had claimed their children’s lives—or threatened to do so.
The picture and story would lead you to believe that Sheehan is head of a mass movement, an unstoppable tide of humanity that will sweep George Bush and his war into the dustbin of history.
Not so fast. Here’s a wide view of the very same picture from above:
(HT: Confederate Yankee)
There are more legs on a centipede than there are people following Cindy Sheehan.
I frankly don’t care how many people show up at the anti-war rally in Washington this weekend. The organizers have made it clear that this is a march for “Peace and Justice” which means exactly the same crowd that showed up in New York during the Republican Convention will make an appearance on the Washington Mall this weekend. Most of the marchers will be not be demonstrating under the anti-war banner but instead, like all leftist rallies lately, will highlight topics as diverse as the environment, income redistribution, African debt relief, AIDS, homelessness, the mentally ill, and of course, the anarchists who seek out cameras like moths do a porch light.
This rally will probably mark the end of Mother Sheehan’s notoriety. And while they won’t do it, both the media and the more mainstream elements of the Democratic party should examine their motives in supporting this woman as long as they did. The fact that they would probably like us all to forget that fact says more about their towering arrogance and breathtaking stupidity than it does about Mother Sheehan’s ultimate demise.