Sheehan: 'I Have to Pay My Bills, Too'

  1. "9/28/2005

    Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan recently signed on with a speakers' bureau, and her appearance on the lecture circuit drew mixed reaction Tuesday night, especially from her younger supporters at the University of Maryland............"

    http://www.cnsnews.com/viewpolitics.asp?Page=\Politics\archive\200509\POL 20050928a.html

    As a service member, I am sorry for her loss. But I don't get this action, really don't know what to say................I would not personally want to continually talk for profit about my child's tragedy.

    Mike
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  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    CNS news must not like me lol. I have a heck of a time getting this page to show up, even starting from the homepage.:crash_com Perhaps it's receivng a lot of traffic right now.

    Sorry, i'll have to come back and comment after the page loads.
  4. by   fergus51
    Well, she does have bills too. I don't really care one way or the other about her. I don't understand why everyone seems so interested in everything she does.
  5. by   Roy Fokker
    Might just be my personal observation.

    And I certainly don't think the two cases are comparable at all - very different circumstances and outcomes.

    But to me - the whole Cindy Sheehan case is reminiscent of the whole Jane Fonda case..... atleast in terms of the attention and division it seems to be causing.

    Not to mention the muck raking.
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I don't get it either. It bothers me that the majority of the attention she's getting has nothing to do with her son.
  7. by   Mkue
    I guess she's free to make appearances on the lecture circuit and write a book..etc..It doesn't make her son more important than the others who have lost their lives in Iraq and it certainly won't stop the war.
  8. by   fergus51
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I don't get it either. It bothers me that the majority of the attention she's getting has nothing to do with her son.
    I would actually think that would be better since most people complain that she's capitalizing on his death. If she wants to use her voice to demonstrate against the war, I say more power to her. Same if other families want to use their voices to support the war. I think action is preferable to apathy most of the time.
  9. by   Mkue
    I think she's getting alot of attention because of her extremism..first demanding to speak with Bush, then later stating she was glad he didn't meet with her.. then she's arrested ...all the while grinning while being carried off to the paddy wagon by the cops.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from fergus51
    I would actually think that would be better since most people complain that she's capitalizing on his death. If she wants to use her voice to demonstrate against the war, I say more power to her. Same if other families want to use their voices to support the war. I think action is preferable to apathy most of the time.
    I almost feel like she IS capitalizing on his death now.
  11. by   mercyteapot
    I think she is capitalizing on the position in which she finds herself- a mother who has lost a son to a war she considers unjust. The fact that people will pay to hear her speak does nothing to ease her grief, I'm sure.
  12. by   URO-RN
    the lady is seriously overdoing the 'poor grieving mother' act.

    .................................................. ...............................

    Many Americans, myself included, now see her as a person who has come to enjoy the celebratory status accorded to her by the radicals on the extreme left who see America as the outlaw of the world. These radicals are not content to be constructive critics. They are bent on destroying this country.

    Some of them want to turn America into a radical socialist state. Others hope to create a utopia. But regardless of their agendas, how can Cindy Sheehan's supporters defend her shameful statement, "This country is not worth dying for."

    http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0905/koch.php3
    Last edit by URO-RN on Sep 30, '05
  13. by   ZASHAGALKA
    I can remember thinking, years ago, that when John Walsh started hosting America's Most Wanted, that it was taking advantage of his son, Adam's death. But even then, I knew the man wanted to do something that would prevent others from being in his position, so I didn't fault him for it - even if I felt it was a tad unseemly to gain 'fame' in that way.

    But Cindy takes that unseemlyness to a whole new level. She enjoys her newfound spotlight so much, it almost seems that her son has been pushed out of her mind and world.

    But I guess fame has its price.

    How sad!

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  14. by   mercyteapot
    I seriously doubt her son's death is ever far from her mind. One of you is accusing her of overplaying the grieving mother (note: that grief can never be overplayed, as anyone who has ever lost a child can tell you) and a couple of you are accusing her of forgetting about her son. Interesting.

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