Update on Sheehan land purchase

Saturday, July 29, 2006 at 5:17 pm | Posted in Cindy Sheehan, News | Leave a comment

As I wrote about on Thursday, anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan bought some land near the President’s ranch in Crawford, Texas.  As MSNBC reports, some citizens of Crawford aren’t too happy with her:

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.

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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.

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