Thursday, August 11, 2005

Why Is George Bush Hiding from Cindy Sheehan?

William Rivers Pitt notes that:

"A presidential spokesman described Bush's time in Crawford (approximately five weeks, or about as much vacation time as the average Frenchman gets) as a chance for him to 'shed his coat and tie and meet with folks in the heartland and hear what's on their minds.' Sure, this administration has raised secrecy and isolation to a zen-like art form, but it sounded pretty clearly like George goes to Texas to talk to the folks. Cindy Sheehan would like to talk."
Bush sent Cindy's son to his death in Iraq and now she waits in a ditch on the roadside to ask Bush why he doesn't send his daughters to Iraq if this cause is so noble. The cowboy president who urged the terrorists to "bring it on" sends the children of others to their deaths while he cowers behind his security team at his faux ranch playing cowboy, a man so afraid of dissent, his audiences are carefully screened. Inside that cowboy facade is a quivering little coward.