Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Feinstein Speechless

Diane's going to have to learn to laugh without appearing condescending.

Feinstein Has No Comment On Sheehan Senate Bid

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein refuses to comment on reports that anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan plans to make a run for her senate seat in 2006, Feinstein's campaign manager Kam Kuwata said Monday.

Kuwata said Feinstein will make a statement once Sheehan officially files as a candidate.

Sheehan, who made headlines last year when she camped out at President Bush's Texas ranch to protest the war in Iraq, said she plans to throw her name on the ballot if Feinstein fails to participate in a filibuster against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito.

Stop! I guess the whole war protest thing is out the window? What does Alito have to do with Iraq, unless you are concerned for terrorist’s rights? Feinstein did in fact support the filibuster, but there is still hope.

Shay Lohman, a spokesman for Cindy Sheehan and Gold Star Families for Peace, said that even with Feinstein's support of a filibuster, Sheehan is still considering whether to run for office.

"She still hasn't made a final decision," Lohman said.

That was close. This thing could have unraveled before it began.

Update: The ‘I want Cindy to run’ vote is up to 14,274.