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Sheehan Gets A Monument, Son Still Hasn’t

Giving new meaning to the phrase, graven image. But it is kind of fitting that it looks almost like a tombstone — which is certainly where Cindy likes to dance stand.

But will it never stop? What’s next, canonization? Well, some of us would like to put her in a canon.

The DNC’s Associated Press is just relentless in their coverage of all things Sheehan.

(Except for doing any reportage on what Mother Sheehan actually says about this country, the Jews, etc. Or even spilling any details such as how much our hero mother is making with each of her little Valley Girl speeches and her book deals.)

Monument to war protest unveiled in Crawford

ANGELA K. BROWN

CRAWFORD, Texas – Anti-war demonstrators, back in Crawford to protest during President Bush’s holiday vacation, unveiled a stone monument Friday with the words "Sheehan’s Stand" in honor of the woman who inspired their efforts.

Cindy Sheehan, who staged a 26-day protest outside Bush’s ranch in August, cried when she saw the 2-foot-high sandstone marker.

On the other side of the rectangular slab is the word "Why!" and names of more than two dozen soldiers whose families were part of the vigil. The name of Sheehan’s 24-year-old son, Casey, is among them.

"Nobody knew what was going to happen, and we made up Camp Casey as we went along, and it grew and grew and grew," said Sheehan, of Berkeley, Calif. "We’re here to say that the killing has to stop, that we’re not going to justify any more killing on our losses."

The artist who carved the 1,200-pound monument, Ron Teska of Wind Ridge, Pa., drove to Crawford the last week of the protest with the stone slab in the back of his pickup. He spent about 45 hours carving it.

The marker was placed at the Crawford Peace House, which opened downtown a month after the war began in March 2003. An anti-war rally was planned for Saturday and an interfaith service Sunday.

Several Bush supporters also gathered in Crawford on Friday with a sign reading: "The price of freedom is not free." Hundreds were expected to attend a pro-Bush rally Saturday.

"I disagree with her claims that the president is a murderer and a liar," said James Vergauwen of Windthorst. "When you’re at war, you need to be at war as a whole country and not as a divided country."

It is fitting that there would be such a monument to Mother Sheehan at the preposterously named Crawford Peace House. Since the place is owned and operated by an America-hating, anti-Semitic money-grubbing Iraqi.

It’s only right that Cindy should be honored by her peers.

And leave it to the DNC/AP not to know that this crime against art was hacked out last September, whilst al-Cindy was gracing the ditch during her first go-around.

But come to think of it, the DNC/AP probably did know, but seized upon this excuse to scribe yet another fawning spread on their most favorite spokesperson ever.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, November 25th, 2005. Comments are currently closed.

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