Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Cindy Gump

There's more than one way to wave a bloody shirt. One would hope that the one doing it would do so consistently with its owner's implicit wishes. And in this case Cindy Sheehan's son Casey, who was lost from our all-volunteer Marines last year, presumably would be mortified to have his memory abused so.

I have no idea how I might react to a loss such as hers. And being 48, maybe she's dealing with menopause too. But we can say that many others (well over 1000 for this war) have suffered similarly without such effects - whether her behavior is understandable or not, it certainly isn't "normal" in any statistical sense.

No doubt the rest of her family feels the loss too. But they're mortified by her behavior, to the point where they've contacted the press. And her husband is divorcing her.

She made reference to the "man responsible for Casey's death". Apparently she believes that this man is President Bush and not those who made, planted and activated the device that killed him. It would be interesting to see if she also blames President Bush for the deaths on 9/11.

The whole thing reminds me of "Forrest Gump". A bunch of filthy antiwar nuts grabbed and put him in front of a mike to say something against the war while he's in uniform.

Fortunately for him, someone managed to cut off the PA systems so he couldn't embarrass himself. Too bad someone couldn't have done the same for Cindy Sheehan.

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