One of the few good things about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is that it has managed to shift media attention away from the increasingly tiresome protest organized around Cindy Sheehan.
Now that President Bush has decamped from Crawford, Texas, where Sheehan had staged her peace "vigil," the activist herself has moved on. While thousands of volunteers head south to try to do some good for their fellow man, Sheehan will go "on tour." Among her stops will be Brunswick, Maine, at the Brunswick Naval Air Station where she is scheduled to protest an upcoming appearance of the Blue Angels, the Navy's precision flying team.
Bruce Gagnon, an organizer of Veterans for Peace, says it is fitting for Sheehan to come to Brunswick to "stop the worship of the gods of war." And just when you think perhaps the world has come to its senses . . .
As expected, the Katrina aftermath and the upcoming senate hearings for John Roberts have pushed Sheehan off the Moveon.org/Michael Moore radar screen. She should soon find out how much her "friends" value her now that she's no longer in the spotlight.
I sincerely hope that this troubled woman will find peace in her life. Perhaps, absent distraction by the media, the healing process can begin.