83-year-old Robert Westerfield isn’t exactly rolling out the welcome mat for the town’s newest resident: War protester Cindy Sheehan.
“I wish she’d stay away. Crawford’s a Republican town, and she’s a dumb Democrat,” Westerfield, a lifelong Crawford resident, said Friday while sitting on a bench outside a gas station on Main Street.
The protesters group said it outgrew a 1-acre lot about a mile from Bush’s ranch that a sympathetic landowner provided. Several hundred demonstrators returned to the lot over Thanksgiving and Easter.
Now many of the town’s 700 residents fear the traffic congestion, noise from rallies and odor from portable toilets — complaints from residents near the other campsite — will affect those closer to town.
“When it’s here, it affects a different set of people,” Teresa Bowdoin said.
According to Ann Coulter, at least. In an interview on yesterday’s edition of Hardball, host Chris Matthews asked Coulter:
Let me ask you about your private life. How do you know that Bill Clinton’s gay?
The resulting exchange (my emphasis added):
COULTER: He may not be gay, but Al Gore, total fag. No, I’m just kidding. As someone, no —
MATTHEWS: That’s based on your private life?
COULTER: No, that’s a joke.
COULTER: That’s what we call in the writing business, a joke. No, I mean, I state a manifestly obvious fact. Someone pointed out on Free Republic, I think a little disgruntled yesterday, Ann’s amazing capacity is to state the obvious and make it news. I mean, everyone has always known, widely promiscuous heterosexual men have, as I say, a whiff of the bathhouse about them.
As most of you know, much of America is suffering from a heat wave. Here in Boise, Idaho, for example, the current tempature is 100 degrees. When it’s this hot where I live, there’s not much people can really do outside, with the exception of floating the river.
In some areas, such as California, the blistering temperatures have been deadly. Until fall arrives, keep hydrated and stick to the shade as much as possible.
In other news: remember Cindy Sheehan? The left wing’s favorite anti-war protester has found a new way to help out her cause:
War protester Cindy Sheehan has purchased a 5-acre plot in Crawford with some of the insurance money she received after her son was killed in Iraq.
Sheehan said in a newsletter sent to supporters,
“We decided to buy property in Crawford to use until George’s resignation or impeachment, which we all hope is soon for the sake of the world.”
Unless the general public wakes up or Bushie boy suddenly becomes compassionate, neither of those will happen. In any event, it won’t occur soon.
What Sheehan says next is certain to rile up bloggers on the right.
“I can’t think of a better way to use Casey’s insurance money than for peace, and I am sure that Casey approves.”
Eh, I dunno. Something about that bothers me. I hope Sheehan will put the land to good use, perhaps by building a small Iraq War memorial.