Friday, July 28, 2006

George Bush Gets a New Neighbor: Cindy Sheehan

Cindy Sheehan is back in the news today. After having been arrested numerous times for protesting the war in Iraq, including an arrest in Crawford, Texas for trespassing, Sheehan has found a way to hold a protest Bush can’t arrest her for: she purchased her own protesting grounds.

Sheehan took some of the insurance money she received from the death of her son to purchase a 5-acre ranch in, where else, Crawford Texas! Bush’s new neighbor has already scheduled her first protest for August 16th to September 2nd, prime vacationing time for our president. The protest will start 3 days earlier to coincide with a vacation the Bush’s have scheduled on their ranch for the first two weeks in August.

"We decided to buy property in Crawford to use until George's resignation or impeachment, which we all hope is soon for the sake of the world," Sheehan said in a newsletter set to be sent to supporters Thursday. "I can't think of a better way to use Casey's insurance money than for peace, and I am sure that Casey approves."

Cindy actually used an agent, Gerry Fonseca, to purchase the property, since she found that no one in Crawford would sell property to her. Fonseca is a fellow protester, and his less recognizable profile allowed him to purchase the plot a mere 1 mile from town and 7 miles from the Bush ranch.

My hat is definitely off to Cindy Sheehan! She has a cause she believes in, and is willing to go to any lengths, including great personal sacrifice, to accomplish it. I love it, Cindy. You are my latest, greatest inspiration!

BTW, pardon my first attempt at using Photoshop….I hope to get better as I go along!

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