The Sheehan Circus
Now, Newsweek has an article about how it is that the President meets with grieving families, and how he has kept it quiet and not publicized his meetings. Apparently, he does feel drained by the meeting with the families of the fallen. Cindy Sheehan has, in my opinion, changed her story of their first meeting for her own personal goals. If Bush was kind to her and seemed human and caring when they met last year, that undermines her quest. So he must be aloof and he must refuse to say the name of the soldier in Cindy's narrative, or else her story falls apart. In the Newsweek story, Bush talks with all of the families about the fallen, about who they were. When Sheehan says that the President didn't want to mention Casey Sheehan's name, I think she is either lying or has actually convinced herself the President didn't care. With a crazy person, either is possible. But because Newsweek is "corporate media" don't expect the Cindy Patrol to talk any stock in it. They're all media whores as Newsweek, or didn't you hear that? (Yes, this site has criticized Newsweek in the past, theflushing Koran story, but that was for printing an unverified story, not one that is fully sourced)
One last thing. Lance Armstrong is going to Crawford to ride with the President. Armstrong said on "This Week" yesterday that he wants to see more funds spent on cancer research. Makes sense. He's probably already done more good for his cause than Cindy Sheehan ever will, and he's not a publicity hound. I don't know his politics, but I expect Lance will soon be called a whole litany of horrible things by people on the Left who might have once called him a hero. I'm sure they'll first demand he "speak for Cindy", and if he doesn't, well, doesn't he know that not to support Cindy is to be a wormonger? He'll have to be taught, won't he. This is the dumbest media circus since the missing girl in Aruba. Cindy Sheehan may not be using her son, but she's a nut and others are certainly using her. That's the truth. And it's pathetic.