Florida Pilot

A compendium of random thoughts from a former Washington Beltway insider who is now having a lot more fun flying small airplanes in Central Florida.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

heat stroke??

Cindy Sheehan has become a top draw for the mainstream liberal media, many of whom are downright bored by having to spend a hot August in Crawford Texas with President Bush.

Sheehan meets all the criteria to cement her appeal to the national liberal media (and there aren't that many); she hates George Bush with a passion and she is very outspoken about that fact.

But as Sheehan has started to get the national media attention she craves and as her antics have energized the liberal "hate Bush" media, she has also started to draw attention from conservative bloggers. Last week, it became known that Sheehan's family are not so pleased with her performance in Crawford. Oops.

This weekend, some Sheehan quotes reported by Matt Drudge suggest that Ms. Sheehan may have been adversely affected by the Texas sun. For example, Sheehan's view of terrorism is as unsophisticated as one can get; "You get America out of Iraq and Israel out of Palestine and you'll stop the terrorism" -- pretty simple but pretty naive. Would handing Iraq back to the likes of Saddam Hussein really be a good move and where would all of the millions of Jewish residents of Israel go?

With Sheehan spending her time playing to the national media in Texas, it is possible that she has not had the time for more mundane activities like paying her Federal taxes. With the August 15 deadline for tax filing for individuals requesting the automatic extension upon us, Sheehan has evidently found a convenient excuse to ignore this basic responsibility -- "My son was killed in 2004. I am not paying my taxes for 2004. You killed my son, George Bush, and I don't owe you a penny...you give my son back and I'll pay my taxes. Come after me (for back taxes) and we'll put this war on trial."

So, will the liberal media publish some of this information about their new best buddy? Something tells me the answer is no.


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