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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Schaudenfraude Update

To quote the words of the immortal Dr. Perry Cox.
"By the by, this moment is so great that I would cheat on that other moment with it, marry it, and raise a family of tiny little moments."
Here's what I mean.
Six weeks after announcing her departure from the peace movement, Cindy Sheehan said Sunday that she plans to run against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unless she introduces articles of impeachment against President Bush in the next two weeks.

Sheehan said she will run against the San Francisco Democrat in 2008 as an independent if Pelosi does not seek by July 23 to impeach Bush. That’s when Sheehan and her supporters are to arrive in Washington, D.C., after a 13-day caravan and walking tour starting next week from the group’s war protest site near Bush’s Crawford ranch.

“Democrats and Americans feel betrayed by the Democratic leadership,” Sheehan told The Associated Press. “We hired them to bring an end to the war. I’m not too far from San Francisco, so it wouldn’t be too big of a move for me. I would give her a run for her money.”

Sheehan announced in May that she was leaving the anti-war movement and selling her 5-acre Crawford lot. She said that she felt her efforts had been in vain and that she had endured smear tactics and hatred from the left, as well as the right.

What's interesting is reading the comments on that post from CNN, they range from the "You Go Girl!" - GOP-leaning, to "You Go Girl" - Death to BusHitler types, to near vulgarity and nastiness from what appear to be left-leaning types.

Clearly the organized, Pro-Democratic Party Left has had its use for Ms. Sheehan. She likely wouldn't win against Pelosi, even if she challenged as a third-party independent. About the only thing that she could potentially do is give heartburn to vulnerable freshmen Democrats who will be asked by their most liberal, anti-war supporters who do they support more: their Speaker who they view hasn't ended the war fast enough, or the anti-war super mom?

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