By Mick Gregory
There could be some thorny interruptions at Tournament of Roses Parade as Democrat demonstrators promise to raise issues during the holiday event that has never been political. Human rights advocates plan to protest targeted floats. The big player is Cindy Sheehan. You may not know that Sheehan is helping organize the “rally for peace” to help her get attention for her campaign against Nancy Pelosi.
Sheehan at (52), is young enough to by Pelosi’s (67) daughter, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at them. Pelosi spent more money on face lifts than Sheehan on her home.
Why isn’t the major media comparing Pelosi’s real estate holdings and illegal immigrant and non-union hiring practices with Sheehan’s. There is no contest there. But where are the stories in the SF Chronicle and LA Times about any of this?
Sheehan, the outspoken San Francisco Bay area activist whose son was killed in Iraq, is campaigning for Congress against Rep. Nancy Pelosi. She will join other anti-war groups at the parade, according to her sister, Dede Miller. She can’t afford the advertising budget of Pelosi, so this is a very intelligent move on Sheehan’s part.
As many as 1,000 supporters are expected to rally before and after the parade and distribute 20,000 pamphlets while flying 300 banners along the parade route, said Peter Thottam, executive director of the Los Angeles Sheehan office.
Police said they were prepared for the protesters and the hundreds of thousands of spectators.
Fellow citizen journalists should get ready to TIVO this. It’s going to be fun.