Monday, August 08, 2005

Bush's vacation

... the one they don't want the media referring to as a vacation, is being interrupted by Cindy Sheehan, who is still upset over her's son's death in Iraq:

"If he doesn't come out and talk to me in Crawford, I'll follow him to D.C.," she said. "I'll camp on his lawn in D.C. until he has the courtesy and the integrity and the compassion to talk to somebody whose life he has ruined."

There's been lots of mainstream reporting of her arrival in Crawford, her conversation with some of Bush's stable boys, and a live interview on CNN yesterday in which she accused the president of treating their previous meeting at the White House as if it were a 'party', a declaration that seemed to shock Wolf Blitzer. Even George Allen, Virginia's Republican senator, said Bush ought to meet with her.

Hundreds of people, spurred by her effort, are heading to Crawford from all over the country to join her protest even as I write this.

Things are going to get a lot hotter in Central Texas this week, and I am NOT talking about the weather.

Marguerite has more on the fundraiser Bush attended at a neighboring ranch last Friday.

Update: Sheehan has apparently been warned that she will be arrested on Thursday.

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