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The Cindy Sheehan Traveling Road Show appears to have lost its steam, according to multiple sources this weekend. The protest camp shut itself down outside the Bush ranch in Crawford, TX this afternoon after drawing less than 200 protestors over the holidays -- probably fewer people than Bush invited to the ranch for Thanksgiving dinner. The protestors won't return for Christmas but promise to come back at Easter:
Dozens of war protesters packed up their tents and left their campsite in a field near President Bush's ranch Sunday, vowing to return during Easter for a third vigil if U.S. troops are still in Iraq.
The weeklong protest, which coincided with Bush's Thanksgiving holiday visit to his ranch, drew about 200 people. It was a continuation of the August demonstration led by California mother Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey died in Iraq last year during combat.
Power Line has a picture of Sheehan waiting for people to come sign her book on Saturday. After the thousands that thronged to "Camp Casey" -- which Sheehan has now leased from the Crawford farmer for all of 2006 for more of such spectacles -- the turnout for the fall version of the protest shows that Sheehan has come to 14:59 of her allotment of fame. It looks like the media have outshown the protestors this time around.
Perhaps they're hoping for a resurrection of Sheehan's popularity at Easter, but hopefully by that time they may rethink the foolishness of her attempting to revive her martyr pose at that holiday. In the meantime, we can all be thankful that she can once again return to the fringe-left shadows whence she sprang this summer.Sphere It View blog reactions
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American troops may not be bugging out of Iraq under terrorist fire, but the Sheehanites have bugged out of Crawford under a hail of indifference. But they vow to return next Easter! Kinda like Charlie Brown's battle cry of "Just wait 'till next year... [Read More]
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