Thursday, February 02, 2006

Charges Dropped, Campaign Rolls On

This should get some great pub:

Police Apologize to Sheehan, Drop Charge

Capitol Police dropped a charge of unlawful conduct against anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan on Wednesday and apologized for ejecting her and a congressman's wife from President Bush's State of the Union address for wearing T-shirts with war messages.

"Neither guest should have been confronted about the expressive T-shirts," Gainer's statement said.

Gainer added that he was asking the U.S. attorney's office to drop the charge against Sheehan. The statement also said he apologized to the Youngs and "share the department's plans for avoiding this in the future."

I love this next bit…

For his part, Bill Young said he was not necessarily satisfied.

"My wife was humiliated," he told reporters. He suggested that "sensitivity training" may be in order for Capitol Police.

In any case, she ought to be charged with bad taste.

Sheehan's T-shirt alluded to the number of soldiers killed in Iraq: "2245 Dead. How many more?" Capitol Police charged her with a misdemeanor for violating the District of Columbia's code against unlawful or disruptive conduct on any part of the Capitol grounds, a law enforcement official said.

I suspect we are in for a series of these embarrassments involving Cindy leading up to her announcement to run. She seems to be quite the publicity hound, embarrassing herself, marginalizing her movement, alienating her party and solidify support for George W. Bush. Keep it up Cindy! We are here for you. (Group Hug)


The tally is up to 16,062 at Cindy for Senate. Even with my five votes today, the energy seems to be winding down. Don’t let the moment die! Go vote…again.