It’s official: Cindy’s on her way to Washington… “I have a dream of the detention centers that George has built…filled with Orange Clad neo-cons and neo-connettes”
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At the end of our HA musical tribute when Cindy Sheehan announced she was leaving the anti-war movement in May, I mumbled “I’ll be back.” And so she is. Following up on the weekend buzz that she would challenge Nancy Pelosi if the Dems didn’t move to impeach Bush in the next two weeks, Peace Mom has made it official today:
Bidding farewell to her former peace camp near President Bush’s ranch, Cindy Sheehan began a nearly two-week trek toward Washington D.C. on Tuesday with her sights set on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Officially announcing her run against Pelosi in 2008 if the San Francisco congresswoman doesn’t move to impeach Bush by July 23, Sheehan said she relates to the people in her home state and chided Pelosi for keeping troops in danger.
“I know what Californians care about,” said Sheehan, who plans to run as an independent. “They don’t care about the ruling power elite.”
Sheehan first told The Associated Press on Sunday about her plans to challenge the top-ranking Democrat. She made it official Tuesday at Camp Casey, named after her 24-year-old son who was slain in Iraq and whose death first led Sheehan to Crawford in 2005 to demand a meeting with Bush.
In response to Sheehan’s announcement, Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly said Tuesday that the House Speaker is pushing for peace.
“As I said before, the Speaker’s focus is on ending the war in Iraq. She believes that the best way to support our troops in Iraq is to bring them home safely and soon,” Daly said. “Democrats will continue to hold the Bush administration accountable by having votes in July to change course in Iraq, to responsibly redeploy our troops, and to refocus our effort on protecting Americans from terrorism.”
But Sheehan said Tuesday that’s not enough.
Looks like the Code Pink house in D.C. is going to be full up this summer:
In case you missed it, here’s the vid of Cindy talking about the voice in her head telling her to run against San Fran Nan.
And here’s a taste of Cindy’s “I have a dream” stump speech, posted at the Camp Casey Peace Institute site:
We are going to walk from Atlanta, GA to Congress beginning July 13th and ending up in DC on July 23rd to send the mis-leaders back home to face the music of justice in their own districts.
It is about time us “peasants” (in the eyes of the Fascist Ruling Elite) march on DC with our “pitchforks” of righteous anger and our “torches” of truth to demand the ouster of BushCo. I have a dream of the detention centers that George has built and filled being instead filled with Orange Clad neo-cons and neo-connettes.
If Congress won’t dig BushCo’s political grave, it is the People’s job to do so. Thomas Jefferson said that we need a Revolution every 20 years, or so, to keep our Republic honest. Over 225 years have passed since our last Revolution (if you don’t count the War Between the States) and we are long overdue for one. Turn off your TVs, kiss your pets goodbye, bring the kids and flock to the federal seat of corruption, or join us on our walk there, for a People’s Accountability Movement to be in the face of the Criminal BushCo and the Complicit Congress for the last week of session before they go on their undeserved vacations (why do they get vacations when the Iraqi parliamentarians don’t?)
On the eve of our first revolution: You know it’s right!
NRO’s advice today on the war also applies here: Don’t panic.
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