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Sheehan Scores Another Hawaiian Vacation

Mother Courage is going to brave that long flight despite her self-diagnosed rotator cuff injury. (The things people will endure for an all expenses paid week-long vacation and nice juicy speaker’s fee.)

This will be the peace martyr’s second vacation in the Aloha State in four months.

The joyous tidings are brought to us by the Maui News:

Despite her hellish injuries, Cindy Sheehan manages to pose with fSusan Saradon. The former actress will portray Mother Sheehan in an upcoming TV movie.

Cindy Sheehan to speak following film on April 23

WAILUKU – Peace activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son’s death in Iraq prompted her to protest the war, will give a talk following the screening of the documentary, “Sir! No Sir!” at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. April 23.

She’s very charismatic when she speaks, but she’s really an ordinary woman,” said Arnie Kotler of Maui’s Koa Books, which published Sheehan’s book, “Not One More Mother’s Child.”

“She speaks from the heart and has become a real lightning rod,” Kotler said. “She angers some people, and others praise her.”

Koa Books is among the sponsors of Sheehan’s Maui appearance. Other sponsors include the Maui Film Festival, Maui Peace Action, the American Friends Service Committee, the Hawaii Institute for Human Rights, Maui Community College’s Peace Club, and Annie and Willie Nelson.

Sheehan’s son, Casey, was killed in Iraq on April 4, 2004. She rose to international prominence a year ago when she and supporters camped outside President George W. Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, demanding to meet with the commander in chief. Earlier this month, Sheehan was arrested with some other women when they tried to deliver a petition to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. The petition contained 60,000 signatures that called for the withdrawal of troops and foreign fighters in Iraq.

Kotler said he got to know Sheehan through a mutual friend. Impressed with some of Sheehan’s writings about the war and her loss, Kotler said he suggested that her essays be compiled into a book. Sheehan agreed and wrote an introduction. The book was released last October. It’s available on Maui at Border’s Books & Music and Maui Booksellers.

Sheehan will be in Hawaii for a week.

“Sir! No Sir!” is an award-winning documentary about the resistance to the Vietnam War.

Tickets are $10, with students under 18 to be admitted free. There is no charge for Sheehan’s talk."

She is so charismatic they can’t even charge admission to hear her babble.

Of course the poor slobs in Cleveland weren’t so lucky. Mother Sheehan has denied them her sacred presence. (I suppose they didn’t offer enough of the green stuff.)

These grievous tidings are from Cindy’s tireless fans at the Associated Press:

Cindy Sheehan cancels stop in Cleveland

Monina Wagner

CLEVELAND (AP) — An organizer says Cindy Sheehan could not appear in Cleveland today to meet with the families of those who have died in military service because of an illness.

Sheehan, of California, gained international attention last summer with her month long protest outside President Bush’s Texas ranch.

She held the vigil after the death in Iraq of her 24-year-old son, Army Specialist Casey Sheehan.

Say what you will, but Cindy has great timing when it comes to illnesses and cell phone trouble.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, March 26th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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