Surprise Guest! Sheehan Crashes Party

Republican staffers at Blog Row were flabbergasted to learn antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan will be in the gallery for tonight’s State of the Union address.

Here’s the story for the Bay Area’s NBC affiliate:

“Cindy Sheehan said she will be part of the live audience during the president’s State of the Union speech to congress Tuesday.

“Bay Area Congresswoman Lynn Woosley gave anti-war activist a gallery pass late Tuesday, just hours before the planned State of the Union speech. Sheehan was in Washington to protest the president during his national address, but then came word she was invited to see the speech live.

“A spokesman for Sheehan says she decided to accept the invitation two hours prior to the speech. The spokesman also said that Sheehan will be respectful and listen to the address because she is a guest of a member of congress.”