Cindy Sheehan Gets Paid Speaking Tour
If there’s money to be made, you know that some will be there to take advantage.
Now is no exception.
From a press release about Cindy Sheehan.
here are moments in history when the courageous actions of one individual act to galvanize a movement ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ whether for civil rights, women’s rights, pro-democracy, or against a war.
The summer of 2005 will forever be remembered with one mother’s vigil for her lost son at President Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas. Cindy Sheehan has re-energized the nation’s anti-war movement with her unflagging desire to meet with the president to ask: ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWhat is the noble cause for which my son died in Iraq?ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚?
Cindy Sheehan has become a national symbol of the powerless confronting the powerful, of a mother mourning the loss of her child and seeking answers from the nation’s commander-in-chief, the man who made the case for the war in which her son lost his life.
Sheehan’s activism has not ended with the president returning to Washington after his vacation. She is now involved in public speaking to groups around the country: one mother with one voice and one mission ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ to find a way to bring our troops home and spare other parents the grief of losing a child in an unjust war.
Note to the anti-war left: Sheehan is a grieving mother, but she isn’t a good advocate for your cause.
In other words, please don’t embrace this.