Last night after tending to my Sasquatch hunting trip, I got a phone call from Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan… Just two months after retiring as the face of the anti-war movement, Sheehan told me of her plans to challenge Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her seat in San Fran. According to Cindy who spoke to me from Camp Casey in Crawford, if Pelosi “does not put impeachment back on the table,” by the time she reaches Washington on July 23rd (she is doing a caravan/walk for humanity starting tomorrow), then the one-time activist will formally become an anti-war candidate.
Despite Pelosi’s winning her seat last go around by 81% in the general election; Sheehan says that the Scooter Libby commutation “put her over the edge.” She said that it was time to hold the Democratic leadership accountable and even encouraged others to oppose Rahm Emanuel, Steny Hoyer and Jack Murtha for their seats.
Surprisingly too, Speaker Pelosi’s Spokesman Brendan Daly offered this response:
Speaker Pelosi has said repeatedly her focus is on ending the war in Iraq. She believes that the best way to support our troops in Iraq is to bring them home safely and soon.
Of note, her official proclamation tomorrow comes on Cindy’s 50th birthday.