Cindy Sheehan said she will be part of the live audience during the president’s State of the Union speech to congress Tuesday.
Bay Area Congresswoman Lynn Woosley gave anti-war activist a gallery pass late Tuesday, just hours before the planned State of the Union speech. Sheehan was in Washington to protest the president during his national address, but then came word she was invited to see the speech live.
A spokesman for Sheehan says she decided to accept the invitation two hours prior to the speech. The spokesman also said that Sheehan will be respectful and listen to the address because she is a guest of a member of congress.
Posted by Karol at 09:54 PM
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Bu$h made an excellent speech today….
There’s a saying that we have we’re I’m from
Fool, fool, fool me once…
Can’t..can’t…don’t fool me again…
Haha, Republican Dan. It’s actually “‘can’t’ fool me again”.
Not that it matters but from what I
Not even Sheehan’s chief outlet, Huffington Post, gave her any play. Perhaps even they’re recognizing her as a nutcase.
What banner did she unfurl? Do you even read the articles you link to? She was apparently wearing a anti-war T-shirt. And if you’re proud that your government now arrests people for T-shirt wearing, I feel very, very sad for you.
That was a quote from the article, take it up with them.
And, if your people can’t understand that disrupting a presidential address is going to lead to detainment, then I feel very, very sad for you.
Oohhh….Words on a shirt…so shiny and distracting…I mean poor guy is already up past his bedtime and probably couldn’t even take his nap because he was practicing all the big words in the speech.
Again, I know you’re all for disruptions when it’s a Republican president but it really shouldn’t be too much of a shock that any and all outlandish behavior would be squashed at SOTU.
all outlandish behavior Eh? I don’t care what party the President is of or if it’s a state funeral for our most beloved founding father words on a shirt is not grounds for arrest on government property in the United freaking states of america.
If she’s shouting or blocking aisles or setting shit on fire or running up on stage, maybe even holding a sign that might be blocking some else’s view: fine arrest away; but if she’s just sitting in her assigned seat, wearing clothes that the secret service doesn’t like, she should be left the hell alone.
anything less makes a mockery of our constitution and our supposed values and I call bullshit.
I’m surprised Secret Service even let her in in the first place.
Is there any doubt–any doubt whatsoever–that she would have been disruptive and distracting?
Dawn – not just that, “it’s a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham.”
There is no Constitutional right to attend the State of the Union speech.
Watch it Yaron! I won’t soon forget the outrages I have suffered today…no those outrages will not soon be forgotten. NO NO, I shalln’t forget these outrages.
One, it is the law. If you don’t like it, change it.
Two, the law applies to everyone. The wife of a republican congressman also wore a t-shirt with something like support the troops written on it. She was warned that she was breaking the law, so she got up and left. When Sheehan was advised of the same, she refused to acknowledge the officer and sat there. So, she was arrested, briefly detained and released.
Three, I sincerely doubt the people who are whining about Sheehan would defend the other side pulling a similar stunt and getting away with it.
I could care less about Sheehan. It’s the principle of thing, why not arrest people for wearing the american flag pin on their ties and jackets, too? That’s a statment.
But not a disruptive one.
I still say she just wanted some good looking cop’s hand up her skirt again.
You cannot protest inside the Capitol building end of story. She is a fuckin idiot for doing it and the senator who invited her should be shot….Damn and I’m a Democrat…….
The disruptive nature of the protest is an interpretation of the Capitol Police and Secret Service. American Flags on the Lapel would not be considered disruptive but say a Swastika on the Lapel would probably get you booted.
Okay give Dawn a break, she probably did not know their was a “Capital Building Rule” against that sort of thing when she wrote her comment.
How many of you knew you couldn’t wear messaged t-shirts at the Capital before last night?
Hello? What’s that? No response to the Capitol Hill Police apologizing for their idiocy?
Crickets? Yeah. That’s. What. I. Thought.