But no! The Washingon Post reports that Sheehan was arrested today after marching on Capitol Hill and demanding the initiation of impeachment proceedings against President Bush (via Memeorandum):
Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan was arrested Monday at the Capitol for disorderly conduct, shortly after saying she would run against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the California Democrat's refusal to try to impeach President Bush.When a prominent and ideologically pure anti-American activists declaims that "impeachment is not a fringe movement," you know it's time for the other side to rest its case.
Sheehan was taken into custody inside Rep. John Conyers' office, where she had spent an hour imploring him to launch impeachment proceedings against Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Conyers, D-Mich., chairs the House Judiciary Committee, where any impeachment effort would have to begin.
"The Democrats will not hold this administration accountable, so we have to hold the Democrats accountable," Sheehan said outside of Conyers' office after the meeting. "And I for one am going to step up to the plate and run against Nancy Pelosi."
Sheehan and about 200 other protesters had walked to Conyers' office from Arlington National Cemetery. She said Conyers told her there weren't enough votes for impeachment to move forward on the issue.
Forty-five of Sheehan's fellow protesters also were arrested. Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider said that after they are processed, the arrested activists could each pay a $50 fine to be released.
"Impeachment is not a fringe movement, it is mandated in our Constitution. Nancy Pelosi had no authority to take it off the table," Sheehan told her group of orange-clad activists before they began their march from the national cemetery.
For more whacked-out Bush-bashing radicalism, head on over to another of the day's more humorous left-wing rant meltdowns, at The Blue Voice. The Blue post laments:
The transition is complete folks, we no longer live in a free nation. For those of you who still believe that America is the home of the free, have another beer and turn on the TV. You'll be fine as long as you don't protest the war, and keep quiet while Democracy gets fucked. If you say nothing about American crimes and illegal war, you get to keep your bank accounts and your house, and all of that stuff that you worked so hard to acquire.A police state? I'll keep my coat ready, so I can can get dressed quickly when the SS henchman knock in the night, ready to take me away.