I hereby offer to subscribe to the first non-nutjob news source that runs similar-looking pictures of the Terri Schiavo Pilgrimage and the Cindy Sheehan pilgrimage next to each other because that would be funny. I wonder if anybody was at both.
I really don't like this woman. Yes, asking Bush to pray with her is giving him his own medicine. It's also treating religion as a cheap political tool. And it's tacky.
I can't say that she's a nutjob anti-Zionist. I can say that she keeps sounding like one
Am I emotional? Yes, my first born was murdered. Am I angry? Yes, he was killed for lies and for a PNAC Neo-Con agenda to benefit Israel. My son joined the army to protect America, not Israel.
and that has won her some pretty strange friends.
(Yes, I know she claims she didn't write the letter that way and some scary anti-zionist made changes to it before sending it on to nightline. Would be a more convincing argument if she hadn't sent other copies of the original version to other people. Slate looks into it here. )
I guess part of the issue is that as much as one would like Cindy Sheehan to be a symbol, she's a person.
But as effectively as she is using religion, emotion and all those other things liberals are supposed to be bad at, I'm still kind of grossed out by her.