Run, Cindy, run!
Early Saturday I touched briefly on the news regarding Cindy Sheehan considering a run for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat.
I’ve gotten a few emails that have essentially said “CNS as a source? What about something more mainstream?” Ask and ye shall receive:
CARACAS, Venezuela – Cindy Sheehan, the peace activist who set up camp near President Bush’s Texas ranch last summer, said Saturday she is considering running against Sen. Dianne Feinstein (news, bio, voting record) to protest what she called the California lawmaker’s support for the war in Iraq.
“She voted for the war. She continues to vote for the funding. She won’t call for an immediate withdrawal of the troops,” Sheehan told The Associated Press in an interview while attending the World Social Forum in Venezuela along with thousands of other anti-war and anti-globalization activists.
“I think our senator needs to be held accountable for her support of George Bush and his war policies,” said Sheehan, whose 24-year-old soldier son Casey was killed in Iraq in 2004.
Feinstein’s campaign manager, Kam Kuwata, said the senator “doesn’t support George Bush and his war policies.”
“She has stated publicly on numerous occasions that she felt she was misled by the administration at the time of the vote,” Kuwata said by phone from California.
But with troops committed, Feinstein believes immediate withdrawal is not a responsible option, Kuwata said.
“Senator Feinstein’s position is, let’s work toward quickly turning over the defense of Iraq to Iraqis so that we can bring the troops home as soon as possible,” he said.
Sheehan accused Feinstein of being out of touch with Californians on the issue.
She said she would decide whether to run after talking with her three other adult children. The Democratic primary will be held in June, and candidates must submit their statements for the voter guide by Feb. 14.
“If I decided to run, I would have no illusions of winning, but it would bring attention to all the peace candidates in the country,” she said.
LOL. I’m sure it would
On a related note, Gateway Pundit has posted photos of Ms. Sheehan with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Yikes!
Others blogging about this: Little Green Footballs, Iowa Voice, Political Teen, Oblogatory Anecdotes, Say Anything, Ace
Related Toldjah So posts:
- Cindy tells Spain: “Iraq is worse than Vietnam”
- â€˜Supporting the troops’ – Sheehan style
- If You Write It They Will Come â€¦ (or not)
- The anti-war monument to Cindy Sheehan
- Sheehan plans to spread anti-war message overseas
- Smiling while being arrested
- Sheehan to hold meetings with Hillary, Kennedy, McCain, etc
- The latest Cindy Sheehan rant: “pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans”
- Pictures of counter-protest in Crawford
- Sheehan has two more “supporters”: Joe Wilson and Rev. Al Sharpton
- A word or two for the Sheehan hangers-on