Didn’t You Retire, Cindy?August 11, 2007
Cindy Sheehan, Gold Star mother turned anti-war activist, has decided to run for Congress: Peace activist Cindy Sheehan announces candidacy
Citing her son as inspiration, a tearful Cindy Sheehan announced her candidacy Thursday for the U.S. House of Representatives.
The anti-war activist is running as an independent against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has represented San Francisco in Congress since 1987.
“The country is ripe for a change,” said Sheehan, who spoke at a podium with her son’s photograph attached to it. “It’s going to start right here and right now.”
I can empathise with Sheehan, but this is a woman who should have quit while she was ahead a year or two ago. She made her point. Instead of just leaving it at that, however, she’s embarked on a crusade and over time her message has become more and more belligerent. Eventually, she started to get criticism from places that initially contained very vocal supporters. It came to a head a few months back when she “announced her retirement“, but I had a feeling that we hadn’t seen the last of Sheehan. At this point I don’t think it’s unfair to begin to question her sanity…