Sunday, August 28, 2005

Media whoring as a career choice

Media whore Cindy Sheehan

I see that yesterday was the big patriot rally in Crawford to counter Cindy Sheehan and her leftoid pals. It's no surprise that it was a Saturday, because, aside from the retirees, regular American folks have icky stuff like regular jobs that keep them from protesting full time. That never seems to be a problem for the leftoids because protesting is their regular job. All you need for an all expenses paid lifestyle of the sleazy and shameless is to find some wealthy sugar daddies:
Leading the group is Fenton Communications employee, Michele Mulkey, based in San Francisco. Fenton specializes in public relations for liberal non-profits.

Their bills are being paid for by True Majority, a non-profit set up by Ben Cohen -- of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream fame.
A literal sugar daddy!
Ben Cohen, True Majority: "People are willing to listen to her and we want to do as much as we can to make her voice heard."

Cohen's group has teamed up with Berkeley based, an anti-Bush group co-founded by Joan Blades.
Joan Blades is the Flying Toaster millionaire and MoveOn is one of the favorite charities of the Number 1 Sugar Daddy himself, George Soros.
Earlier this month, MoveOn helped organize anti-war vigils in support of Cindy Sheehan.

Current Democratic National Party Chair Howard Dean's organization Democracy for America is also involved, as is the more radical anti-war group Code Pink organized by San Francisco's Medea Benjamin.
Deano is trying to break into the Bigs!
Money donated through these groups and others is helping to pay for Gold Star families whose children have been killed in Iraq to attend anti-Bush protests.

This week Simi Valley California Gold Star wife Melanie House flew to Idaho for a protest and then flew to Crawford.

ABC7's Mark Matthews: "Can you tell us if you're getting help in airfare to come down here?"

Melanie House: "What difference does that make?"

There is real reluctance to talk about who's paying, and the P.R. machine that's promoting Cindy Sheehan, but not everyone here is completely comfortable with it.
I guess they aren't fully acclimated to the brothel yet.

(Hat tip: Ryne McLaren)