Regarding Gold Star mom Cindy Sheehan, the dear Mother Sheehan of the anti-war movement, I recently blogged that she was fighting tooth and nail for a sixteenth minute of fame.
Meanwhile, my lingering question about Gold Star mom Cindy Sheehan is this: Is there some sort of methadone equivalent for limelight addiction?
I guess I did not know then the extent of her adult attention desire disorder, nor the lengths that Gold Star mom Cindy Sheehan would go to in her need to feed on publicity.
First, Angry in the Great White North catches Gold Star mom Cindy Sheehan whining over the weekend at the Daily Kos. Her complaint? Hurricane Rita was getting too much coverage, leaving one to conclude just who Gold Star mom Cindy Sheehan felt was robbed by this.
i am watching cnn and it is 100 percent rita…even though it is a little wind and a little rain…it is bad, but there are other things going on in this country today…and in the world!!!!
Even for the Kos leftists, this is childishly too far. Angry in the GWN has selected several comments that I wish you would read. Here’s a small taste:
Give it a rest
Sorry Cindy, but I must say that the suffering in Texas right now is quite pertinent. In fact, at a time when we have people suffering, left homeless and devastated from “a little wind and a little rain,” I think you can take a break from the camera just for a moment.
That wasn’t enough to slow Gold Star mom Cindy Sheehan, though. After getting appropriately rebuffed by the left, Gold Star mom Cindy Sheehan today decided to fight the law.
A leading anti-Iraq war activist has been arrested outside the White House for what supporters say was as an act of civil disobedience.
Anti-war protesters ended three days of demonstrations in Washington by congregating at one of the main gates to the White House.
Police asked them several times to move on, saying they were gathering in a restricted area. When they refused, they were arrested.
The first to be taken into custody was Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier who was killed in Iraq and a leader of the anti-war campaign. She moved to the public arena last month when she staged a vigil outside the Bush family ranch in Texas, demanding a meeting with the president.
As her supporters applauded, she was taken away by police and was expected to be released after being processed on minor charges.
The law won.
So, too, did Gold Star mom Cindy Sheehan. Currently, a Google News search for her name and the word “arrested” returns 1,130 articles and many more related entries. Ahhhh … Gold Star mom Cindy Sheehan scored another attention fix at last!
I may be wrong about this, but I don’t think it is wise for Sheehan to go out of her way to cultivate associations between her anti-war protest and similar events in the 1960s. I really don’t think that images of her being carried away by policemen, hobnobbing with Communists, marching with Joan Baez and Jesse Jackson, etc., are helpful to her cause. I think such actions will cause light bulbs to go on in many Americans’ heads as they realize, “Oh, she’s one of those!” [emphasis in original]
So true, but also true is the concern that the media will fail to convey to the public the radically out-of-the-mainstream nature of Gold Star mom Cindy Sheehan’s statements and associates. Had the media already been willing to objectively do so, Mother Sheehan would have been but a pitied blip on the nation’s radar.