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Is Sheehan Too Crazy Even For Socialists?

From our good friends at CNSNews:

Socialists Back Out Of Sheehan Protest

By Nathan Burchfiel
August 28, 2006

(CNSNews.com) – The International Socialist Organization has rescinded its sponsorship of Cindy Sheehan's upcoming 17-day anti-war protest in Washington, D.C., according to a spokesman for the event.

As Cybercast News Service previously reported, the ISO had been listed on news releases as a sponsor of "Camp Democracy," a protest and convention scheduled to take place on the National Mall Sept. 5-21.

Since the report was published Monday, the website promoting the event has removed the ISO from its list of sponsors, although the group is still listed in a sample news release that supporters are encouraged to send to local media outlets.

David Swanson, a spokesman for Camp Democracy, told Cybercast News Service that the ISO "requested to be [removed] and asked for their money back."

According to the website, a group sponsorship entails a donation of between $50 and "at least $1,000" with different levels of sponsorship receiving different benefits. Benefits of sponsorship include tables at the camp to promote the organization's ideas and materials and the opportunity to lead a camp event or provide a speaker to address protesters.

Swanson said the ISO gave "a couple of reasons" for withdrawing its sponsorship, adding that the reasons "seemed not to make sense or to be based on facts and may have been based on misunderstanding."

Swanson declined to elaborate on the ISO's reasons for pulling its sponsorship. A spokesman for the ISO did not respond to requests for comment.

Maybe they didn't want to be too obvious.

Or maybe Mother Sheehan is too lunatic left even for them?

(Thanks to Lucianne for the heads up.)

  Update!

From Salt Lake’s KUTV:

Sick Cindy Sheehan Cancels SLC Protest Speech

Aug 29, 2006 2:17 pm US/Mountain

SALT LAKE CITY Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan has cancelled her trip to Utah to speak at a rally against President Bush and his war policy.

A spokesman for Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson says Sheehan was scheduled to speak at a demonstration in Salt Lake City tomorrow. However, he says the 49-year-old Sheehan had to cancel her trip because she’s still recovering from a recent hysterectomy and is too ill to travel…

How sad.

I guess Salt Lake City couldn’t pony up the required scratch.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, August 28th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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