Michelle’s Lame Response

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As I reported yesterday, intellectually dishonest Michelle Malkin reported about Cindy Sheehan’s divorce claiming that "like it or not, it is news", a seeming contradiction of her previous "hands off" policy when it came to the mentioning of Dick Cheney’s lesbian daughter and the New York Times inquiry into John Roberts’ kids. Today, Malkin lamely responded to the obvious hypocrisy: … Read More

The Lower Depths

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Just when you think Michelle Malkin can’t get any lower in her smears of Cindy Sheehan, she does: Like it or not, the dispute between Cindy Sheehan and some of her family members is news. Malkin then goes on to note that divorce proceedings have been filed by her husband against Ms. Sheehan. Others have pointed out what I’m about … Read More

Wingnuttia Of The Day

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From a commentor at The Poor Man Cafe: I know this isn’t going to [be] popular on this website, but may I just point something out? A soldier’s #1 job is to stay alive. If you die, you can’t accomplish the mission, and you weaken your team and put your buddies in danger. Obviously Sheehan’s son, I forget his name … Read More

Lowered Expectations

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It’s interesting.  At the very moment, when Cindy Sheehan is asking Bush (or trying to ask Bush) why her son died, the Bush Administration is changing its answer: U.S. Lowers Sights On What Can Be Achieved in Iraq Administration Is Shedding ‘Unreality’ That Dominated Invasion, Official Says The Bush administration is significantly lowering expectations of what can be achieved in … Read More

Report From Crawford

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The anti-Cindy Sheehan protesters have shown up at the Bush ranch, and like their online counterparts, they’re nothing but ugly: Alex just called, and some counter-protestors showed up in a bus. Don’t know with whom or what they’re affiliated. A diary on DailyKos says it’s the Mike Gallagher group. They’re not obeying the strict parking rules the police have been … Read More


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There’s so much out there on the left blogosphere about Cindy Sheehan, and it’s all good.  But Steve Gilliard focuses on the predictable smear tactics of the right, and how it is backfiring: The thing about the Right Wing noise machine is that it only has one tactical mode. Full bore attack. Which against a woman who lost her son, … Read More

Worst. American. Ever.

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With good reason, Atrios is calling Michelle Malkin "possibly . . . America’s Worst American" for "shitting" all over Cindy Sheehan, Bush ranch protester and mother of Casey Sheehan, her son killed in Iraq.  Here’s something from Crooks & Liars: Bill O’Reilly: I think Mrs. Sheehan bears some responsibility for this [publicity] and also for the responsibility for the other … Read More

Quote Of The Day

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Maureen Dowd, speaking tongue-in-cheek about Cindy Sheehan, the 48-year-old mother of a dead U.S. soldier, who says she will camp out in the dusty heat near Bush’s ranch until she gets to tell Mr. Bush face to face that he must pull all U.S. troops out of Iraq: If only her husband were an undercover C.I.A. operative, the Bushies could … Read More

Gandhi In Crawford

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If you are not following the story of Cindy Sheehan, the bereaved mother of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq, you ought to be.  She’s set up camp outside the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas (where Bush is taking a record-breaking long vacation), hoping just to meet him and ask him questions. And you should be reading her diaries at … Read More