It’s Official: Sheehan is on the Ballot!

This is brief, and I cannot be here today to visit; but, I’ll be back this evening, and I appreciate your interest in reading this and commenting.

Cindy Sheehan and her supporters collected enough signatures to place her on the November ballot for California’s 8th congressional district, challenging Nancy Pelosi.

I personally celebrate this because I have felt very frustrated by House Speaker Pelosi’s refusal to follow through on accountability of this administration, and because she insists on taking “bipartisan” rhetoric to the point of submission to Republican policies.

I realize that electing the representative for CA 08 is up to the constituents there; but, because Pelosi’s decisions affect us all, I will support Sheehan to try to unseat Pelosi.  I’m going to send Sheehan $10.00, because that’s what I can afford right now (I hope to send more between now and November); if all of us chipped in, I think we could make a significant contribution to her campaign.

We’ve had some excellent essays on the subject of Pelosi, including those posted last week by dharmasyd and Edgar.  I think we understand the situation, and  some of the things we can do to help.

Please, support Cindy Sheehan – please, send a message to Pelosi that we need representatives who respect the values and laws of this country.

Thank you!

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    • feline on August 10, 2008 at 6:42 pm
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    and a future Congress with members who take our interests seriously.

    Thanks!

    • Alma on August 10, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    all over the country.  Its time to get all of the Bush enablers out, and get people in there that believe in doing the right thing.

    • Edger on August 10, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Heh!

    You want to beat Cindy and keep your job, Nancy? Impeach George.

    Right, Nancy?

  1. and told them (the ones who didn’t know) to vote for her. Nearly everyoe said she doesn’t have a chance. I made sure they understood that winning wasn’t the only point.

    Thanks feline!

    • Viet71 on August 10, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    the political situaation in the U.S. should make this their most important election come November.

    Electing Cindy Sheehan would send a much bigger message to the evil fucks in this country than would electing anyone else.

  2. Cindy is but one among the thousands of true voices in the quest against the secret government which controls and totally rules the US government visible to the current peasant class of US citizens who think they are “free”.

    Remember Diebold will vote for you.

  3. I remember when my friend was running for a local office here in Chicago — he had thousands of names and most were disqualified for the most stupid of reasons, such as, not signing exactly as your signature appears on your voting card, using a nick-name in place of your real name, and other such banal reasons as to not believe if it did not, in fact, happen!

    No doubt the “machines” (Dems and Repugs) will be hard at work to discredit her as any kind of a worthy candidate.

    For my part, Cindy Sheehan has been/is one of the most consistent individuals we know — from the very beginning of her struggles in confronting this Administration.  She has had the courage and tenacity that few possess (despite ridicule), not the least of which was her singular effort to go to Crawford, Texas, to confront George W. Bush.  Fortunately, she was joined by many who felt the same.  That to me was such a momentous occasion by one sole individual whose beliefs and convictions were so strong as to propel her to “take a genuine stand.”  I will never forget all that she has done, admist all that she confronted.

    She would be great in Congress because of her non-relenting spirit in the face of injustice.

  4. Get this:

    Pelosi Admits Not Reading Articles of Impeachment; Rep. Kucinich Asks Americans for Help; Next Week’s Contest Dates

    Nancy Pelosi tells CHANGE Ohio she hasn’t read Impeachment articles

    Democrats.com has its first winner in the Pelosi Video Contest! Congratulations to Anthony from We Are Change Ohio for his outstanding effort to get an answer from Speaker Pelosi! Andrew writes:

    I confronted Nancy Pelosi with the full articles of Impeachment. The crimes were highlighted. I have the full details of the confrontation in my video. . . .

  5. above!  (I’m having trouble, but I don’t know why.)

    But I did hear it and it is worth seeing and hearing!

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