Cindy Sheehan for Senate?
Apparently Cindy Sheehan is talking about running for the Senate. This wouldn’t be so precious, but she’d be running against Diane Feinstein. This makes it extra special. Ms. Sheehan announced her intentions to run IF Ms. Feinstein did not filibuster the Alito confirmation:
“I’m appalled that Diane Feinstein wouldn’t recognize how dangerous Alito’s nomination is to upholding the values of our constitution and restricting the usurpation of presidential powers, for which I’ve already paid the ultimate price,” Sheehan said in the statement.
Feinstein immediately caved in to Ms. Sheehan’s demands:
Feinstein had said she would vote against Alito, but would not be part of the filibuster against his nomination. But Friday, Feinstein said she would support the filibuster.
Ms. Sheehan even picked up her first strong endorsement this weekend. Making her announcement in Venezuela, Hugo Chavez was quick to endorse her campaign:
I don’t know if anyone told him that she was running against Diane Feinstein and not Bush. It doesn’t matter tho, because Cindy has also picked up the endorsement of an odd variety of bloggers including Michelle Maulkin: “I wholeheartedly endorse the Cindy Sheehan for Senate campaign.”
But, before I get too excited or tore up about all this, I’m seeing things in a slightly different light than most apparently. Think about this for a second, Feinstein is not going to filibuster, and then, because of a threat from someone in Venezuela she “has” to? Takes all the ugliness off of Feinstein and dumps it on Sheehan. And, second and most importantly, Sheehan is the only person who could make Feinstein look moderate. I think this is a Feinstein plot. Next thing you know Sheehan will be declaring her intent to run in New York.