Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Jeez, talk about needy.
The needy refers to the lovely Cindy Sheehan:
Small crowd joins Cindy Sheehan-led Bush protest in Dallas
11:35 PM CDT on Monday, June 8, 2009
By SCOTT FARWELL / The Dallas Morning News
DALLAS – About 50 people joined Cindy Sheehan, the antiwar activist whose son was killed in the war on Iraq, in a protest this afternoon near former President George W. Bush’s Preston Hollow home.
The march was sponsored by the Dallas Peace Center, which has been involved in protests with Sheehan since 2005, when the California mother staged a prolonged demonstration outside Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas.
Protesters gathered about 4:30 p.m. at the southwest corner of Preston Road and Royal Lane. From there, they walked about a mile to John J. Pershing Elementary School, which is near the Bush home on Daria Place.
“I think this is going to be the protest of the summer,” Sheehan said in an interview this morning. “It’s really picking up a lot of energy.”
Organizers did not apply for a permit from the city and were required to stay on sidewalks and not cross or impede major streets, said Trish Major, communications director for the Dallas Peace Center.
“My guess is that the neighbors would probably rather that we not be there,” Major said, anticipating a cool reaction.
“But it’s also important to remember this is the neighborhood that welcomed the Bushes warmly, and they knew that by having a person of this stature in their neighborhood, this is something they would have to deal with.”
One neighbor who was less than enthusiastic about Sheehan’s appearance was Debbie Valentine. Outside her home down the street from the Bushes is a large sign, decorated with a Texas flag, that says, “Welcome home, George and Laura. Thank you for making America a safer place for our family.”
Valentine said: “I understand their right to protest, but this is just disrespectful.”
Unless there has been a radical change overnight, one about which I haven’t heard, George Bush is still no longer our president. He left that office peacefully, as mandated by the Constitution, on 20 January 2009. Protesting at the Bush home in Dallas won’t change a single thing, because former President Bush has no legal authority to change any of our policies now. All the intellectual Mrs Sheehan and her compatriots can do is what they already stated, urinate off the neighbors.
Of course, Brian answered the title question here with his own title: she’s looking to extend her fifteen minutes of fame.