Sheehan to speak at Omni
By Erika Howsare, Cville Weekly
Peace activist Cindy Sheehan will speak in Charlottesville on May 22. She was in town almost exactly two years ago, speaking against the war in Iraq and about the death of her son there, and stopped here again last July for a rally in support of the impeachment of George Bush and Dick Cheney.
At that last appearance, Sheehan was talking about running for Congress in California’s Eighth District if the incumbent there, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, didn’t join her in calling for impeachment. Well, Pelosi didn’t, and Sheehan is indeed running. Having made her reputation by camping in front of President Bush’s Texas ranch in summer 2005, Sheehan has evidently lost none of her instinct for frying big fish.
For $50, get your picture taken with Cindy Sheehan at the Omni on May 22. No hat required.