Friday, August 12, 2005

The black sheep?

Cindy Sheehan, most recently known for her outspoken anti-Bush activism after the death of her son Casey in Iraq, is now facing the public angst of the rest of her family according to an email they sent to blogger Matt Drudge. (see story here)

Drudge reported a few days ago regarding the fact she has changed her story about her visit with President Bush--first he was sincere in his condolences then he was completely agenda driven and cold. The whole story is summed up here in the Vallejo Times Herald and here's Drudge's piece too.

Apparently Drudge has the rest of Casey's family on his side, giving another black eye to the political hay the Democrats are trying to make over her activism.

Crossposted at Western Washington Unraveled
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Blogger Gloria said...

!Politics! And some people wonder why I don't get into them.

6:58 AM, August 12, 2005  
Blogger Patty-Jo said...

I know this might seem strange, but I feel sorry for her. It seems obvious to me that the loss of her son has unhinged her mind. It's human nature to try to find someone to blame when we're hurting, but I think she's out of touch with reality. She probably needs counseling.

8:03 AM, August 12, 2005  
Blogger Crystal said...

Ditto Patty-Jo. The whole situation is very sad and there are so many hurting families it no wonder some of them are seeking some reason for their pain.

11:34 AM, August 12, 2005  
Blogger Mark R said...

I'm not sure I'm totally on the same page as you both. I sympathize with her for the loss of her son only. That's where it stops. I cannot give her any slack for dishonoring her son and the rest of the troops.

Again, while I don't know her and therefore can't judge her real motives, I just can't give her the benefit of the doubt and plead insanity on her behalf... Yes, counsel her if you can, but I don't see her wanting it. Her family should know her better than I and they certainly aren't claiming she's unhinged.

Just a thought.

12:37 PM, August 14, 2005  
Blogger sarah said...

I just read in the news that her husband has filed for divorce. What a sad family. I have been trying to see this from her perspective - as a mother who has lost her son in what she at one time apparently thought was a worthwhile cause. It appears that her protest began when "reports surfaced about faulty pre-war intelligence." I can well imagine her grief when she realized that if we knew what we now know, her son may not have died.

As Christians, we believe that God is working out His purpose in all of these events, but I have heard no report of faith in regard to Mrs. Sheehan. Does she need counseling? Maybe. But most importantly, she needs a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Nothing makes sense without Him. Not life, but especially not death.

6:49 AM, August 16, 2005  
Blogger Gloria said...

As for me I don't feel sorry for her. But I do feel some sort of compassion for any other children (if there is any) who may still be in the home. Why don't we all pray for her and her family and hope somehow they may work through their pain. That I think is our best option.

8:29 PM, August 18, 2005  

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