Bush rider

In her latest post Cindy Sheehan writes that the sheriff of Crawford (no, that's not a euphemism for Bush...): "has requested that I stay down in Crawford during the night, because he is afraid for my safety after he leaves. He said he would 'sleep better' himself at night if I came into town to sleep."

And indeed an unhappy neighbor did fire his shotgun... while "shooting at birds."

But the post's most moving passage comes when Sheehan remarks on the president's 2-hour bike ride:


"[H]e was asked how he could go for a two hour bike ride when he doesn't have time to meet with me, and he said: "I have to go on with my life." (Austin Statesman, August 14) WHAT!!!!!????? He has to get on with his life!!! I am so offended by that statement.
Every person, war fan, or not, who has had a child killed in this mistake of an occupation should be highly offended by that remark. Who does he think he is? I wish I could EVER be able to get on with my life. Getting on with my life means a life without my dear, sweet boy. Getting on with my life means learning to live with a pain that is so intense that sometimes I feel like throwing up, or screaming until I pass out from sorrow. I wish a little bike ride could help me get on with my life. I can't believe that someone who is the figurehead of an administration that has killed tens of thousands of innocent people doesn't spend his days hiding under his bed in shame, let alone riding his bike.
Amen.

And while Agitprop has a request for the presidential ipod...

DC Media Girl asks this of rightwing bloggers who attack Cindy Sheehan's sincerity: "You’re all kidding, right?."

Via the Poorman, Conservative Cunning Realist voices his disgust at the "feckless, smarmy smearsters and cowards hiding behind keyboards" smearing a woman who "embodies everything that's right about this country."

UPDATE: This observation on the photo comes from reader Marcia: "I notice the picture of bush riding his bike and the background was the flag-pole at the back bicycle wheel with the flag waving above... This was a prop to make him look patriotic. How many flag poles are in a field in Crawford? bush just happens by and gets his picture taken in front of that flag." (DailyKos)

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