Los Angeles, CA - This weekend, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) will travel to Crawford, Texas to lend her support to Ms. Cindy Sheehan who is attempting to meet with President George W. Bush during his month long vacation at his ranch. Ms. Sheehan's son, Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed in Baghdad on April 4, 2004, less than a week after arriving in Iraq. Ms. Sheehan wants to meet with the President to ask him why her son died and to voice her concerns about the war in Iraq.
Part of me is happy that she is traveling to Crawford to show her solidarity; but knowing how politicians operate, this woman’s defiant stance in the face of wing nuttery could turn into a circus. Maxine should continue what she is doing in Washington and let common folks like Cindy Sheehan cower bush into whatever it is he do on the ranch.