Saturday, August 27, 2005

Where does Sheehan go from here?

I just saw Cindy Sheehan on Bill Maher's Real Time. I still don't get her. She looked pleasant, seemed like a real person. But when Maher tried to tease out something genuine from her, all he got was boilerplate rhetoric we've heard from the left for, well, years: Bush lied, Downing Street Memo, peace is better than war, etc.

Sheehan has nicely checkmated Bush. The old divide-and-slime approach isn't working, and that's immensely gratifying. But is Sheehan really the stuff of a mass movement?