Cindy Sheehan is Writing a Book

Cindy Sheehan troubles me for a variety of reasons some of which I have listed here and here. The AP reports:

“Now those journal entries are in her book, “Not One More Mother’s Child,” to be released Wednesday. The paperback also contains some of her speeches to peace groups earlier this year, letters to politicians and writings since leaving Crawford.

“I never wrote anything more than a note to excuse my kids from school before Casey was killed, so to see something I wrote in print with my name on it is amazing,” Sheehan told The Associated Press by phone from her home in Berkeley, Calif.

Sheehan gained national attention during her 26-day vigil on a Texas roadside near President Bush’s ranch in August. She refused to move until the president met with her or ended his vacation. That moved Arnie Kotler, the founder of a Hawaii publishing company who saw news coverage and read Sheehan’s Internet blog entries from the protest.

“I thought, ‘This is already a book. This is incredible,'” said Kotler of Koa Books, which printed about 20,000 copies. “We got it done as quickly as we could, and the deepest reason is to stop the war.”

Call me a skeptic but I cannot help but wonder what her motivation is because it doesn’t come across as a tribute to her son. I am sure that I would feel differently about someone who didn’t have so many questionable comments and remarks tied to her. But the reality is that I still think that she is an unthinking puppet.

I am terribly sorry for her loss but the reality colors my perception.

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5 Comments

  1. Jack's Shack November 21, 2005 at 5:14 am

    Susan,

    I couldn’t agree more.

  2. Susan November 20, 2005 at 11:47 pm

    The initial sympathy she received has evaporated in light of her constant bids for attention, and in view of the company she keeps.
    It’s never been about her son; it’s all about her! She has enjoyed her 15 minutes of fame, and she’s craving more.

  3. Jack's Shack November 20, 2005 at 7:36 pm

    Ezzie,

    Agreed.

    Judi,

    You nailed it. I want to feel for this woman and offer her my sympathies for her loss but she makes it awfully tough to do so.

  4. judi November 20, 2005 at 12:53 pm

    Unfortunately, she and others with co-agendas have hijacked the anti-war movement to the point where many people (and especially Jews) cannot, in good conscience, register their support- and of course, it’s tremendously politically incorrect to have issues with a mother who’s lost her son in a war.

    I wish her well, but I also wish her better guidance.

  5. Ezzie November 20, 2005 at 7:58 am

    Hard to imagine her loss… Yet I’ve been pretty disgusted by her writing online until now. I won’t be rushing to read this one…

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