posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 03:13 PM
Quite Possibly The Longest Fifteen Minutes In U.S. History
The previous record was held by Ray Jay “Johnny” Johnson.
The argument that Cindy Sheehan is a “grieving mother” is wearing thin. This was never about her son, and always about herself.
As Judge Judy so aptly puts it, don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining. This is nothing more nor less than partisan grandstanding, personal
promotion and self-centered vainglory.
Mrs. Sheehan's son is not alive to rebut his mother's claims, but the nature of his actions right up to the moment of his death speak louder than
his mother's words ever will, and some of us are bothering to remember that.
His name doesn't even appear in the source article for this thread.
This whole sordid and disgusting display isn't about him, or the war. It never has been.
This is about Cindy Sheehan, and frankly, I had seen more than enough of her months ago.
She has offered nothing but vitriol and hatred in her time in the spotlight, and we may know a tree by the fruit it bears.
Instead of honoring the decision her son made, she chooses to ridicule and belittle it. I pray my mother would never be so calloused about my own
military service. It is not a choice any son makes lightly.
Thankfully, I am not cursed by the same ghoulish specter which now haunts the memory of Casey Sheehan in the world media, using his own grave as a
platform to denounce everything he fought and died to uphold.
Some memorial. I would prefer an unmarked grave.
Now she seeks to “rally public support for her cause” by cynically staging her own arrest. While I don't agree with Grady's choice of words, he
is absolutely right about Cindy Sheehan.
The only real “cause” here is spectacle for spectacle's sake, and I'm not moved by it whatsoever, except to point out the shameful, disgusting
fallacy of it all.