Cindy meets with Chavez
Update: now she's been arrested at the Capitol for unlawful conduct, by wearing a protest t-shirt when it's illegal to involve protest material at the building's gallery. Predictably, the AP Wire does its darndest to sound convincing on the subject of anti-war positions:
WASHINGTON - Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a fallen soldier in Iraq who reinvigorated the anti-war movement, was arrested and removed from the House gallery Tuesday night just before President Bush's State of the Union address, a police spokeswoman said.LOL. Yeah, I'll bet. By now, even the left has begun to leave her, realizing that she's as tiresome as can be.
Sheehan, who was invited to attend the speech by Rep. Lynn Woolsey (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., was charged with demonstrating in the Capitol building, said Capitol Police Sgt. Kimberly Schneider. The charge was later changed to unlawful conduct, Schneider said. Both charges are misdemeanors.
Sheehan was taken in handcuffs from the Capitol to police headquarters a few blocks away. Her case was processed as Bush spoke.
Schneider said Sheehan had worn a T-shirt with an anti-war slogan to the speech and covered it up until she took her seat. Police warned her that such displays were not allowed, but she did not respond, the spokeswoman said.
Police handcuffed Sheehan and removed her from the gallery before Bush arrived. Sheehan was to be released on her own recognizance, Schneider said.
"I'm proud that Cindy's my guest tonight," Woolsey said in an interview before the speech. "She has made a difference in the debate to bring our troops home from Iraq."
Others on the subject include Darleen's Place, Stop the ACLU, Fullosseous Flap's Dental Blog, Reid Blog, Slapstick Politics, Captain's Quarters, Wizbang, RightWinged.Com.
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