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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

The Transformation of Cindy Sheehan

It has been painful to watch Cindy Sheehan make the noisemaker rounds of late. Painful because you have to know that she is going through a heart-wrenching time. Painful because we do not know whether her apparent transformation this year is toward, or away from, the name of the best within her. Painful because we do not know if it is born of grief, or exploitation, or celebrity. And not to mention painful because she is lashing at whom I believe to be a good man in the president.

Out of the respect due anyone having to bury a child who gave his last full measure, I will not join the storm that is now questioning her story. I do not know, and under these circumstances I think it best to tread lightly. I simply pray her sorrow turns to joy.

(cap tip: The Anchoress)

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