It has been confirmed that Cindy Sheehan’s family has finally broken their silence and are against the actions of this moonbat, via It Comes In Pints:
Hello again Melanie,
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 ? 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.
Casey Sheehan’s grandparents, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins
I have recieved many phone calls, letters, and inquiries about the veracity of the letter sent to me by the family of SFC Casey Sheehan, who died in Iraq. His mother Cindy Sheehan is now camping out at the presidential ranch in Crawford, Texas demanding a meeting with Mr. Bush to ‘explain his noble cause for which her son died’.
The letter came from Cheri Quarterolo, a regular listener of KSFO Radio. Cheri is Casey Sheehan’s Aunt and godmother. I have confirmed that the letter represents the entire Sheehan side of Casey’s family.
Many of the relatives do not want their names made public, and will not be making further statements. But Mrs. Quarterolo confirms that Cindy’s actions have been extremely hurtful. “We’re coming unglued. We can’t walk down the street without people stopping us and telling us that they agree with Cindy. We do not.”
Mrs. Quarterolo has now spoken with Matt Drudge, and confirmed her identity for his Internet News website.
Melanie Morgan, co-host of The Lee Rodgers and Melanie Morgan show, KSFO, San Francisco
This news is not surprising since news that Cindy is a wacko has been going around the net for a few days.
The funny thing is that you just know the MSM will not spend any time on this. A commentor at LGF sum’s it up:
We must remind ourselves:
1 Sheehan who hates Bush = STORY
15 Sheehans who support Bush = NON-STORY
1500 families of other fallen troops who support war = NON-STORY
One injured troop against the war = STORY
Five thousand injured troops for the war = NON-STORY
It appears that Cindy had a conference call with supporters today:
Cindy Sheehan, the woman whose soldier son was killed in Iraq and who is now camping by a road in Crawford, Texas demanding a meeting with President Bush, on Wednesday thanked a group of antiwar bloggers for supporting her, saying that without the Internet, America would be a “fascist state.”
“This is something that can’t be ignored,” Sheehan said during a conference call with bloggers representing sites like democrats.com, codepink4peace.org, and crooksandliars.com. “They can’t ignore us, and they can’t put us down. Thank God for the Internet, or we wouldn’t know anything, and we would already be a fascist state.”
“Our government is run by one party, every level,” Sheehan continued, “and the mainstream media is a propaganda tool for the government.” Sheehan also called the 2004 presidential election “the election, quote-unquote, that happened in November.”
The conference call was moderated by Democratic strategist Joe Trippi, who managed former Vermont governor Howard Dean’s presidential campaign in 2003 and 2004. It was also organized by another Democratic strategist, Bob Fertik of democrats.com. (During the conference, Fertik said that for the purposes of the call, he was representing yet another website, the antiwar site afterdowningstreet.com.) Finally, Jodie Evans of the anti-war group Code Pink also took part in running the sometimes-chaotic call. Trippi has posted a recording of the call on his own website, joetrippi.com
Also taking part in the call was Illinois Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a frequent participant in progressive political conferences and anti-war events. Schakowsky took part in an unofficial Democratic hearing on the Downing Street Memo conducted last June in Washington. Sheehan testified at that hearing, giving a painful and moving account of seeing her son in his coffin.
On the call, Sheehan complained that she was suffering from a sore throat and a fever after being doused by thunderstorms. But she vowed to stay in Texas. There are only three things that would prompt her to leave, she said: “a good meeting with the president, the end of August, or I get arrested.”