May 04, 2006

Sheesh...No, Sheehan - What's Really Important

Did you know that Ms. Sheehan is still overlooking this one little detail?

From Snopes:
Claim: Casey Sheehan's grave is as yet unmarked with a standard headstone.
Status: True.

She can travel the world denouncing the war and the Bush administration, she can go have her picture taken with anti-American politicians in Venezuela, she can vacation in Hawaii, she can buy a new VW convertible....she can accept $250,000 in death benefits from the DoD, but she's just grieving too much to even mark her son's grave...after all, it's only been two years.

I must have missed this one in the New York Times. Sheesh.

Thanks to Delftsman at Emigre with a Digital Cluebat
(Also, acknowledgments to RightWingrocker and Michelle Malkin)

Posted by Woody M. at May 4, 2006 03:20 PM | TrackBack

I'm sure it is someone else's fault. I picked this little tidbit off of The Violence Worker and posted it -

Most that have anything negative (for lack of a better word) to say about poor Cindy preface it with the obligatory "sorry for your loss" type thing. Which certainly is acceptable and necessary to avoid an onslaught from the Left.

That said, it might be time to forget all about those niceties. IT appears her son means nothing more to her then a symbol of her grasp of reality.

Her son reenlisted....she has used his death in vain...she is a useless fishbowl, which is appropriate to the Left

Sorry for the ramble, end of day type of endless drone....

Posted by Blandly Urbane at May 4, 2006 05:20 PM

I wouldn't read too much into her gesture, or lack of it. People handle things in different ways. There's plenty to be annoyed about without it.

Posted by Assistant Village Idiot at May 4, 2006 05:46 PM

AVI, I can appreciate your giving Cindy Sheehan the benefit of the doubt on how she deals with her loss, even if that includes failing to give her son the honor of a memorial on his grave.

It just seems that when someone on the right has a loss, they just grieve. When someone on the left has a loss, they find a way to make a political statement about it. They just can't help themselves.

This is reminiscent of the liberal widows of the 9-11 victims who went around using their dead husbands to bash Bush. I listened to Marc Cooper interview one on The Nation's radio web log four years after her loss, and she had the most absolute phony tone of sadness in her voice. Marc seemed sucked right into it (or was being polite,) and I was thinking that she was being a little melodramatic and might have gotten over her grief faster if she had spent less time in the strategy rooms of the Democratic Party.

If one has a loss, go ahead and grieve, but at least honor the dead by completing the business associated with their deaths--for which a tombstone and a visit can serve as tools for recovery.

In thinking about it and all that she has said and done, I can't cut her as much slack as you. It seems that she enjoys her celebrity status too much to take the necessary time to deal with this one item of business. And, by her becoming a public figure as she has, she's forfeited her anonymity and privilege to avoid scrutiny.

Posted by Woody at May 4, 2006 06:30 PM

She has claimed she doesn't have time, but obviously, time isn't the problem.
She is narcississtic enough to be outraged about lack of air time due to hurricanes.
It never has been about her son, it has always been about her.

Posted by Ben USN (Ret) at May 4, 2006 09:28 PM

Not to mention that when asked about it she tried to redirect attention to the funeral company and accused them of cheating her when the owner had actually used out-of-pocket money to make the service nicer for her. His reward was that she turned on him like a viper.

Posted by Oyster at May 6, 2006 08:13 AM

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