Cindy Sheehan update

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Ever wonder what happened to Cindy Sheehan?  Three articles show the rise and fall of the Peace Mom.  The first from CNN illustrates how the main—stream media will allow you to explode onto the national scene if you have the correct background and you say the right things. (i.e., George Bush killed my son) 

Doing this will allow you to become the darling of the media circus.  Unfortunately, Ms. Sheehan failed to realize that there were restrictions placed on her new platform.  First, she was only allowed express her opinions in terms of America's failure in Iraq.  Second, she must either blame the Republicans in general or President Bush specifically for this failure.  Blaming Bush directly for the death of her son was a stroke of genius on her part.

Things began to quickly unravel when Ms. Sheehan broke the unwritten agreement and began to diverge from "acceptable criticism". Key quote from the article:

"But Sheehan isn't stopping her critique with Bush. On the contrary, she has begun to set her sights on Congress and the Democratic Party as well."

Then it happened, she said the unthinkable. She compared Hillary Clinton and her position on Iraq to that of Rush Limbaugh.  Her fate was sealed as the media dropped her like a proverbial bad habit.  The woman once hailed as the "Peace Mom" was unceremoniously dumped from the national scene.  A tough lesson to say the least but as they say, the media giveth, and the media taketh away.

Steven Sanders   6 11 06 

Ever wonder what happened to Cindy Sheehan?  Three articles show the rise and fall of the Peace Mom.  The first from CNN illustrates how the main—stream media will allow you to explode onto the national scene if you have the correct background and you say the right things. (i.e., George Bush killed my son) 

Doing this will allow you to become the darling of the media circus.  Unfortunately, Ms. Sheehan failed to realize that there were restrictions placed on her new platform.  First, she was only allowed express her opinions in terms of America's failure in Iraq.  Second, she must either blame the Republicans in general or President Bush specifically for this failure.  Blaming Bush directly for the death of her son was a stroke of genius on her part.

Things began to quickly unravel when Ms. Sheehan broke the unwritten agreement and began to diverge from "acceptable criticism". Key quote from the article:

"But Sheehan isn't stopping her critique with Bush. On the contrary, she has begun to set her sights on Congress and the Democratic Party as well."

Then it happened, she said the unthinkable. She compared Hillary Clinton and her position on Iraq to that of Rush Limbaugh.  Her fate was sealed as the media dropped her like a proverbial bad habit.  The woman once hailed as the "Peace Mom" was unceremoniously dumped from the national scene.  A tough lesson to say the least but as they say, the media giveth, and the media taketh away.

Steven Sanders   6 11 06