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August 11, 2005

Focus-group phrase alert! "She Has A Political Agenda"

-- by Dave Johnson

Focus-group phrase alert! "Cindy Sheehan has a political agenda." Heard everywhere on RW radio today, with obvious RW shills calling in and repeating it on the Ed Shultz show. (Schultz is great. Really great.)

Also, up now at Drudge, the latest deflection smear. It's obviously crafted by professional propagandists - "political motivations" - "promoting her own personal agenda and notoriety" - "The rest of the Sheehan Family supports the troops, our country, and our President, silently, with prayer and respect." (you'll see it EVERYWHERE soon):

See the update - it's a fabrication!

From Drudge (and read on Limbaugh today):

FAMILY OF FALLEN SOLDIER PLEADS: PLEASE STOP, CINDY!
Thu Aug 11 2005 12:56:21 ET

The family of American soldier Casey Sheehan, who was killed in Iraq on April 4, 2004, has broken its silence and spoken out against his mother Cindy Sheehan's anti-war vigil against George Bush held outside the president's Crawford, Texas ranch.

The following email was received by the DRUDGE REPORT from Casey's aunt and godmother:

Our family has been so distressed by the recent activities of Cindy we are breaking our silence and we have collectively written a statement for release. Feel free to distribute it as you wish. Thanks Ð Cherie

In response to questions regarding the Cindy Sheehan/Crawford Texas issue: Sheehan Family Statement:

The Sheehan Family lost our beloved Casey in the Iraq War and we have been silently, respectfully grieving. We do not agree with the political motivations and publicity tactics of Cindy Sheehan. She now appears to be promoting her own personal agenda and notoriety at the the expense of her son's good name and reputation. The rest of the Sheehan Family supports the troops, our country, and our President, silently, with prayer and respect.

Sincerely,

Casey Sheehan's grandparents, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.

Silently, that's the ticket.

Update - What family, you might ask? See Does Cherie Quartarolo speak for Casey Sheehan?

... a woman named Cherie Quartarolo has confirmed the details of her statement. We've done some research., and there is a 53-year-old woman with that name living in Kelseyville, Calif. We know of nothing that disproves her claim that she's related to Casey Sheehan.

On the other hand, the powerful search engine we used to confirm her identity also tracks possible relatives, and Casey's parents, Cindy and Pat Sheehan, didn't come up, nor did any other known relatives of Casey Sheehan.

Also, to this date, despite all the extensive press coverage of Casey Sheehan's death and Cindy Sheehan's activism, there is nothing that mentions Quartarolo. ...

Oh just go there and read the rest. It's just another lie. (Through Atrios)

But remember, silently is the word.

Posted by Dave Johnson at August 11, 2005 5:43 PM

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Comments

Drudge fans sure are gullible, aren't they?

Of course my friends that listen to Limbaugh every stinking day to get the truth are sure that I am not a liberal. One friend is sure that I am in denial and should listen to him more because she could not possibly like and respect any of "those" people.

Some days I get whiplash just shaking my head.

Posted by: grannyinsanity [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 11, 2005 7:45 PM

I was shocked enough when I found out the Democrats had a political agenda. Next thing you know Drudge is going to accuse the Pope of having a Catholic agenda. I'm not sure I can handle that much reality.

Do bears really shit in the woods? I thought that was an old wives tale. Are you sure about that?

Posted by: Gary Boatwright [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 11, 2005 10:09 PM

I almost forgot. Michelle Malkin called Cindy a "grief pimp."

Posted by: Gary Boatwright [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 11, 2005 10:10 PM

Considering that all Bush had to do to put an end to this whole thing is speak to the poor woman as soon as she appeared, this whole thing is utterly sickening. What kind of person would treat a grieving mother like this?

Posted by: MJ [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 12, 2005 7:34 AM

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