Cindy Sheehan’s announcement that she will challenge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi if she doesn’t move to impeach President Bush raises a serious question: Who comprises Cindy’s base?
We know the Universe chose her to ignite the anti-war movement — or so she told us — but most of the universe can’t vote for Sheehan. I may be wrong about that. She would be running in the Bay Area, where aliens (at least most of whom are from planet Earth) have free rein to healthcare, in-state tuition, welfare and voting booths.
Aside from aliens, Sheehan would draw from a wide range of people: felons, drug addicts, and anybody with more body piercings than Frankenstein’s wife. The one group she may not have in the bag is the anti-war group.
Sheehan has alienated Moveon.org, the radical-left machine that helped pay for anti-Bush campaign commercials in 2004 starring a weeping Sheehan. When Sheehan “retired” some six weeks ago, she reamed Moveon like she was a well-seasoned proctologist. I suppose they won’t be throwing in for her campaign.
Sheehan blogged on Monday that she is already getting a lot of support, which is believable given the number of folks who believe Sept. 11 was an inside job and that our great U.S. military has lost in Iraq:
“The feedback I have been receiving since then has been about three to one positive and supportive. Some people have offered to quit their jobs to move to California’s 8th to help my possible campaign. People are lining up to donate and help and I am again very grateful and touched beyond belief by the generosity and energy of my fellow Americans.”
Still, Sheehan faces another hurdle in her bid to oust Gen. Pelosi. No. 1: residency.
Her home now is in Dixon, Calif., about an hour northeast of San Francisco. But I have an idea: Ed Jew. He is the San Francisco supervisor who is under investigation for living outside of the district that he’s supposed to represent. Sheehan could hire Jew as a residency consultant. The only problem Sheehan may have with him is his last name.
The left-wingers of the left coast may face some interesting moral decisions if Sheehan takes on Pelosi. Consider the Catholic vote. Traditional Catholics, like me, would shy away from either candidate like a vampire from garlic. But we’re talking San Francisco. Sheehan’s Catholic credentials include being fired as a youth minister because she was teaching untraditional issues to her charges and she had a penchant for calling the pastor and some bishops “liars.” Both Sheehan and Pelosi are pro-abortion rights candidates, so that should set well with leftist so-called Catholics.
I think it is fair to say that the Catholic vote is up for grabs.
Both women are good at attacking President Bush. This is a top concern of voters in the 8th Congressional District of California, which takes in most of San Francisco. This is the city where “leaders” tried to force the Blue Angels from performing flyovers, the ROTC are considered Mephistopheles’ children, and military men and women must avoid wearing their uniforms in case they are mistaken for members of the Village People.
Bush won only 14% of the vote in the 8th district during the last election. When Sheehan calls the president a “bastard,” and the “world’s No. 1 terrorist,” the district cheers her on. Sheehan has the edge here.
Because San Francisco is generally anti-military, both candidates have instant credibility. Sheehan will score points with the hate-America crowd because she is actually on record (and photographs) snuggling Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.
Important safety tip to Pelosi’s camp: Chavez loves Sheehan and will likely share the billions he has stolen from his countrymen to pad her war chest. (I know this is illegal, but rules don’t apply to the Peace Mom.)
Sheehan has already written off mainstream Democrats, if there is such a thing. More of her blog:
“I was a life-long Democrat only because the choices were limited. The Democrats are the party of slavery and were the party that started every war in the 20th Century except the other Bush debacle. The Federal Reserve, permanent federal (and unconstitutional) income taxes, Japanese Concentration Camps and, not one, but two atom bombs dropped on the innocent citizens of Japan were brought to us via the Democrats. Don’t tell me the Democrats are our ‘Saviors’ because I am not buying it especially after they bought and purchased more caskets and more devastating pain when they financed and co-facilitated more of George’s abysmal occupation and they are allowing a melt down of our representative Republic by allowing the evils of the executive branch to continue unrestrained by their silent complicity.”
Last but not least, Sheehan must come up with a name for her party. May I suggest Freedom Fighters? Sheehan actually coined this name for the people who killed her hero son, Casey Sheehan. Terrorists shot Casey on April 4, 2004, in a Baghdad slum where he was on a rescue mission.