Monday, September 26, 2005

The "cunning" Cindy Sheehan

Here’s Matt Drudge’s headline for today’s arrest of Cindy Sheehan:

CINDY SHEEHAN ARRESTED AT WHITE HOUSE IN CUNNING STUNT

Sheehan’s “cunning stunt” was to join several dozen other anti-war protesters in a “sit-down” on the Pennsylvania Avenue sidewalk. Cops warned them three times to “move along,” then began making arrests. Sheehan and the others cooperated fully with police while being handcuffed and led to a police vehicle. According to a U.S. Park Police spokesman, the protesters were charged with “demonstrating without a permit,” a misdemeanor.

How crafty of Sheehan and her cohorts! How wily! How “cunning” of them to peacefully resist! How, well, American!

6 Comments:

At 4:16 PM, Anonymous David Gross said...

It's a cheap gag. "Cunning Stunt" is a notorious punch-line Spoonerism. It's a way of making a juvenile schoolyard-curse at Sheehan while hiding behind plausible deniability in a cowardly way.

 
At 5:58 PM, Anonymous Waumpuscat said...

Her pod-like attachment to the Reverend Doctor Jesse Jackson's back in a photographed pose revealed the Sheehan woman's need for a host to nourish her need to exhibit her counterfeit virtues, and it emphasized the Reverend Doctor Jesse Jackson's evident discomfort arising from the human trash his strange ministry inflicts upon the Reverend Doctor. It is too cruel! She resemnbles nothing so much as a down-market Columbine from a seedy set of Italian traveling buskers whose act features cuckold baiting on the stage while light-fingered dips wander among the rubes, practicing the ancient trade of the cut-purse.

 
At 6:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, all Cindy Sheehan is doing, is emboldening Al Qaeda.

 
At 9:54 PM, Blogger saltypig said...

wally, i'm no fan of cops (hardly!), but it's not like demonstration "permits" are hard to get in DC. this is a manufactured clash that sheehan would have avoided simply by not blocking the sidewalk. without a permit, she could legally have walked back and forth there with a small group around the clock if she wanted. she could have gotten a permit for a larger group easily. pure manipulation from a highly questionable media figure who's enjoying her spotlight far too much, in my opinion. i think she screwed herself on this one. major mistake to have created this sham as if she's prohibited from protesting at the white house. not even close to the truth. i'm about as anti-war as it gets, and i'm very sick of cindy sheehan and her parade which apparently ignores the vile culpability of soldiers. her son wanted to earn a buck with the notoriously unconstitutional and brutal US military? to hell with him. hope she disappears, pronto. this incident will help.

 
At 6:00 AM, Blogger B.W. Richardson said...

Hmmm, I missed the Spoonerism, but it's obvious in hindsight. Sometimes my naivete gets in my way. I'm not impressed by Sheehan, I'm thinking she had no problem with Bill Clinton's illegal wars but found religion when the other Big Government party came to power. She should feel lucky about being charged with a misdemeanor; this is the regime that charges people with felonious assault when airline passengers resist their illegal searches too strenuously.

 
At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

to even think of dumping all the elitist garbage on sheehan and her son as being bad for him joining the military and not being worthy to be an activist is utterly classist. I use the word classist because you apparently don't care about any other bigotry because you are mindless slave to the juevinille worthless simple-minded
ramblings of a certain german guy from the nineteenth century!

i say we ditch all of it! right
left libertarian all that irrelevant childish trash and try to think with our own brains. not what the teacher taught you in junior high(or what the prof said in poly sci 101, philosophy classes, speech codes, political grading of students. massive megalomaniacal and authoritarian police state policies etc.

by the way if you look at the US leftist community and look at the selfish yuppie white collar white shirts white walls white supremacist community, they are the same group of people!

 

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