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May 29, 2007

Cindy Sheehan Makes Surprise Announcement: Will "Try To Be Normal"

Yeah, good luck with that.

Cindy Sheehan, the soldier's mother who galvanized an anti-war movement with her monthlong protest outside President Bush's ranch, said Tuesday she's done being the public face of the movement.

"I've been wondering why I'm killing myself and wondering why the Democrats caved in to George Bush," Sheehan told The Associated Press while driving from her property in Crawford to the airport, where she planned to return to her native California.

"I'm going home for awhile to try and be normal," she said.

In what she described as a "resignation letter," Sheehan wrote in her online diary on the Daily Kos blog: "Good-bye America ... you are not the country that I love and I finally realized no matter how much I sacrifice, I can't make you be that country unless you want it.

"It's up to you now."

Not exactly out-on-a-limb prediction: this will be the shortest withdrawal from public life since H. Ross Perot's.

Via Michael of Innocent Bystanders, where Pupster deconstructs the shock study showing that men have no idea what they're doing in grocery stores.


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