Looks like this guy might have wished for more than he could handle.
It happens, quite often. We think we know what would satisfy us, make us happy, give us a boost "up".
Now, don't get me wrong. I sympathise with her having lost a son in Iraq.
I sympathize (with righteous indignation), with her when the President of the United States failed to show compassion toward her mental anguish. She is a distraught woman with a genuine complaint that Mr. President Bush should have shown more sympathy toward. But it seems he is not cut from the same stuff that George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and many other presidents were. He simply refused to see her. Crass and unfeeling? Yes, indeed. Not the most intelligent and compassionate thing he could have done? You bet it wasn't.
But Ms. Sheehan is now threatening Nancy Pelosi. Threatening to run for Congress against her in order to start impeachment proceedings against the president and vice president.
Now, I have no way of knowing if Ms. Sheehan has had real political advice about her threat. After all, is an inexperienced housewife ready to take on such a responsibility? And how will she raise the money needed and who will guide her in a campaign? Not the Democratic Party. They have a sitting member of the House in that office. Who would write her speeches? What can she offer the voter other than a single issue?
If Ms. Pelosi knuckled under to Ms. Sheehan's demands to impeach Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney and they were forced out of office, then she would become president. Oh, my.
And just for the sake of argument, if Ms. Sheehan was successful, if she started an impeachment action against the two most powerful men in the U.S. and was successful who would become President?
Right. The Speaker of the House. And that would then not be Ms. Pelosi, nor Ms. Sheehan. It would be someone else from the Democratic Party. And it would happen after the presidential election.
As the genie said: "Be careful what you wish for. You might get it."
I would not wager any of your money, let alone my own, on Ms. Sheehan being elected. Surely she is smart enough to know this. So what's her point? Publicity? From the events surrounding the unhappy event of her son's death? I certainly hope not.
Motivation is a sometimes difficult path to analyze. I'll leave that for smarter heads. It's a tricky thing.
I do know that threatening a sitting politician can be a dangerous thing for any cause one espouses.
It is just that, although I am anti Geo. W. Bush and Dick Cheney (I don't know Dick), I'm not sure I would like Nancy Pelosi as President, not even for the remainder of this term.
The header links to a Republican web site. See? I can be balanced and objective. Maybe I should run.