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Cindy Sheehan Makes It On Ballot To Challenge Nancy Pelosi

by Linda Milazzo

After weeks of collecting signatures from constituents in San Francisco's 8th Congressional District, Independent candidate Cindy Sheehan has made it onto the November ballot to oppose Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, for Pelosi's heretofore secure Congressional seat. As Sheehan told me exclusively this afternoon:

"I think this is the happiest that I have been since before Casey was killed (except when my grandson was born). Getting on the ballot as an independent in California is so difficult, but with the help of many of our friends who are committed to peace, accountability, economic equality and environmental sustainability, we have done it! The voice of the people will be on the ballot in San Francisco in November."

Sheehan, the s/heroic "Peace Mom," whose 24 year old soldier son, Casey, was killed in Iraq on April 4, 2004, inspired the creation of an entire peace community outside George W. Bush's Crawford Texas ranch in August of 2005, when she followed Bush to Crawford to ask him, "for what noble cause did my son die?" George W. Bush's refusal to answer Sheehan spurred Sheehan on to become an outspoken and integral member of the anti-war movement. She gained national and international fame as a leader in the effort to end the Iraq War and to impeach those who illegally began it - as mandated by the Constitution. For the past few years, and more so since the 2006 election, Sheehan has been a pivotal part of the growing number of Americans frustrated by Congress' failure to hold the Bush administration accountable for its crimes.

After the 2006 election, in which Democrats won majorities in both the Senate and the House, Americans' disgust for Congress reached a fever pitch when the new Democratic Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, instantly took impeachment off the table - thereby ensuring George W. Bush and Dick Cheney the job security to complete their second term and commit further offenses with impunity.

Sheehan's anger toward Pelosi was palpable. While other valiant patriots expressed their ire for Pelosi in emails, faxes, opeds, and camp-outs at her San Francisco home and Congressional office, Sheehan took it a step further and decided to challenge the wealthy Pelosi for her powerful seat in Congress - clearly no easy task. After an uphill battle against institutional rules and regulations designed to quash third party candidates, Sheehan showed her mettle and prevailed. As of today, after a s/heroic effort to gather the thousands of signatures needed to qualify for the November election, Cindy Sheehan became just the sixth person in the history of California to get on the ballot as a "Decline To State" candidate. According to Sheehan:

"I am even more convinced now than I was a year ago that the people of San Francisco are ready to lead the way to step outside of the dated two-party system and elect someone who truly represents San Francisco values, not party loyalties and criminal activities."

Now comes the true test for the progressive movement. Will progressives who vehemently oppose Nancy Pelosi's failed Congressional leadership come forward to help Cindy Sheehan challenge Pelosi for her seat in San Francisco's 8th Congressional District? I know I will.

Nancy Pelosi represents all that is wrong with American government. As long as we have s/heroes like Sheehan who are willing to reclaim our democracy, I'll do my part to help.

Will YOU??

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If you do nothing else in your lives....

Vote that screaching, traitorous, bitch Pelosi, OUT OF OFFICE!!

Go Cindy, good luck, So Cal is on your side!

Best news I've heard in weeks.

If Cindy can oust the wicked Pelosi from her tarnished Congressional throne, the message to America's daughters will be loud and clear: KNOW YOUR POWER!

IMPEACH BUSHCO & RICO PNAC/AIPAC...PNAC is Bush/Cheney's "Helter Skelter" !


We know that corporations and war hawks like AIPAC will shower Pelosi with money and time to win.
If California is serious in electing Cindy Sheeham they would start showering her with money and news exposure to the many voters which know nothing about her.
This exposure should start now and get more intense as we lead up to election.
As you know in most cases , there are a lot of voters which are un-informed and receive their news and information from corporate news media and that just about covers them all..

Now, what does it take to rid ourselves of Battie Hattie, Pelosi from Cincinnati?

Especially when it's beading up on someone else's brow!

I've been over at Daily Kos this evening, and if the party-doggies over there clutch their pearls any tighter, they'll hurt themselves. The Rules Nazis keep threatening to ban Cindy-centric posts, but it looks like Markos Moulitsas is going to let this play itself out. There was a "Cindy Sheehan Money Bomb" post with a poll asking if people would support Nancy or Cindy. Nancy won the poll by only a 2-1 margin on a site where you aren't even supposed to talk about Cindy Sheehan. Tonight, news of Cindy getting on the ballot is making folks peckish in Kosland. Life is good.

If you are looking at Kos and the like you have lost your focus. If you can't get the MSM to pick this up, and you can't, this is just a hobby.


Everyone, call everyone you know in Cindy's SF district and ask them to tell all their friends and neighbors to vote for Cindy.
We need to change this government to be for the people and by the people.

Go Cindy, Go!!
God is Blessing You Now

Democrats, Independents and many Republicans will vote for Cindy! Congratulations Cindy!

Good for her, yadda yadda yadda.

But you lost me on s/hero. It's heroine, which itself is derived from Hera, the goddess of marriage. I'm not sure if you were going on a play with her last name or were trying to be inanely politically correct. Either way it makes you look retarded and detracts from the power of the story.

Stop saying "s/heros" and start using non-gendered synonyms. It's an annoying construction that you are going out of your way to make. I'm not giving any money to Cindy Sheehan's campaign, literally, because you used the word "s/heroic" three times. I could have dealt with using it once, but three times? Shame on you. You just cost Cindy Sheehan's campaign $50.00.

I am so glad that someone is standing up to Pelosi...If it were up to me she would not be in office. She's holding both sides hostage just to suit her own agenda!!!

What you should be more concerned about is the evidence that this whole thing provides of how undemocratic our electoral system. I mean really "DECLINE TO STATE"? Could that be more inherenlty negatively couched? Giving voters the implicit impression that the person refusing to jump on the bandwagon is a rabble-rouser? Ruining the entrenchment of the 2 party system is the FIRST STEP to fixing any of this.

Lets make sure she gets your support and time to make it a successful run for Pelosi's seat.
Pelosi have been arrogant in her statements and actions to her voters and the citizens of this country by her continual support of Bush and his criminal policies.
Impeachment was the method to stop this illegal president from screwing our citizens , country , continue with his crimes and she arrogantly say she would take it off the table.
By the statement Pelosi made on TV about if she knew of a crime that Bush had committed ,,, she would start actions toward impeachement and if this isn't a arrogant remark ,, just ask Kucinich and his 35 reasons for impeachment.. As far as that goes ask any citizen which have followed or have been a victim of this administration and their criminal activites.

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