September 28, 2005


McCain is 'a warmonger,' Sheehan says after meeting (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, 9/25/05)

Peace mom Cindy Sheehan didn't change her opposition to the war in Iraq after meeting Tuesday with one of its supporters, Sen. John McCain, a Vietnam veteran whom she called "a warmonger." [...]

"He tried to tell us what George Bush would have said," Sheehan, who protested at the president's Texas home over the summer, told reporters. [...]

McCain, R-Ariz., also seemed disappointed in the meeting, which he said had been misrepresented as including some of his constituents. Only one person in her small delegation has ties to the state, and that person no longer lives there. [...]

"He is a warmonger, and I'm not," Sheehan said after meeting with McCain.

Let's see Rudy match that. Not just the name-calling from the looney Left but a Bush comparison? You can't buy that stuff.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 28, 2005 9:27 AM

I hope this offers McCain a bit of a lesson on how his words may be treated in 2008, if he actually becomes the challenger to Hillary, or whomever the Democrats pick as their nominee. And when the election is up for grabs, his good buddies at the big media outlets won't just let something like this be a one-day story, much to his chagrin if he hasn't figured that before then.

Posted by: John at September 28, 2005 9:37 AM

McCain can dream on. Rudy has the credentials, thank you. He's been called everything in the book by all the people who know him, left and right, including his ex-wives.

Ahh..of course most of it was probably true.

Posted by: h-man at September 28, 2005 10:18 AM

Cindy SHeehan MUST be related to Karl ROve.... or maybe she just owes him a lot of money.

Only possible explanation

Posted by: Andrew X at September 28, 2005 10:31 AM


This story is great for him--he'd beg them to keep running it.

Posted by: oj at September 28, 2005 10:49 AM

OJ --

That's why I put in the "one day" line. This story will be a one-day item, because, if the statememt were true, it makes McCain look bad at a time the big media outlets have no stake in making McCain look bad -- they want to be able to hold him up as a GOP comparison to George W. Bush -- and if false, makes Cindy out to be a liar and even more of a loon than she already is. That's also not something the media wants to play up. They just want her to go away quietly with (in their minds) her absolute moral authority against Bush intact.

But three years from now, if McCain's in the heart of a general election campaign, he shouldn't be at all surprised to see his words twisted, and also shouldn't be suprirsed if whatever incident that connects to suddenly becomes a major news item for the same people who've been bolstering his reputation for the past decade.

Posted by: John at September 28, 2005 11:24 AM

It makes him look good.

Posted by: oj at September 28, 2005 11:28 AM

I voted for McCain in the NH primary versus GWB.

I've since been glad that GW won because I don't believe McCain could have held up emotionally to the bitter criticism Bush has endured, in a few cases deserved, but largely in the nature of left wing hysteria on a par with the worst of totalitarian propaganda.

I'm Tempted to say I'd support him again based on Cindy's comment -- but I'd rather say -- I don't give a damn what she says. Stop giving her ink.

Posted by: Genecis at September 28, 2005 11:35 AM

Nothing wrong with a president who would snap at the press. He'd be a likeable Agnew.

Posted by: oj at September 28, 2005 11:41 AM

Crazy Sheenan is the warmonger (unless she's a Rove plant, which, as Andrew has written, looks more and more likely). Every word, every drop of ink, that encourages the bad guys to think they can win by hanging on and inflicting casulties, is causing more death and suffering.

Posted by: Lou Gots at September 28, 2005 11:53 AM

Lou Gets it again. Every family with someone serving in Iraq, or about to serve, should shame her for her part in prolonging the violence. I wonder if Cindy and Michael conciously intend that purpose since both have stated or implied their support for the terrorist vermin.

Read Hitchens in todays Real Clear Politics.

Posted by: Genecis at September 28, 2005 12:59 PM

"I've since been glad that GW won because I don't believe McCain could have held up emotionally to the bitter criticism Bush has endured"

No, but the press conference before the men in the white coats took him away would have been a hoot.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at September 28, 2005 1:33 PM ran this picture with the caption "Stuck on stupid."

Posted by: Matt Murphy at September 28, 2005 3:02 PM

Thanks Matt, You made my day. Get the look on Jesse's face. I forget who said it, but maybe Cindy is on Rove's payroll.

Posted by: Genecis at September 29, 2005 2:39 PM

All 3 in the picture look kind of dingy.

Posted by: Dave W. at September 29, 2005 3:04 PM