Tuesday, August 16, 2005

My obligatory post on Cindy Sheehan

Posted by Craig Westover | 3:28 PM |  

In my humble opinion, Brian "St. Paul" Ward shows the proper sensitivity and commen sense realization that says all that really needs be said about Cindy Sheehan

Update: Kathleen Parker expresses a keen perspective in today's Pioneer Press.
It is unseemly to critique how people express their personal grief, especially when it comes to those who've lost children to war.

So if Cindy Sheehan wants to camp outside President George W. Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch in the name of her son — Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, who was killed last year in a Baghdad ambush — then she deserves only cool drinks and soft shade.

As for those glomming onto her tragedy — whether for political posturing or personal profiling — gloves off. As these grief hounds bask in the kliegs of temporary fame, even the dogs of "dog days" skulk in shame.