Monday, August 29, 2005

Sheehapalooza and the NYC Mayoral Campaign

New York Democrats and reporters alike are hoping to carve out an opportunity to use the protests by anti-war protestor Cindy Sheehan for their own gain. Their distasteful tactics included attacking the mayor when he refused to respond to reporter's request for a comment on Cindy Sheehan. What does a mother in Texas have to do with a mayor in New York? Why not ask Bloomberg about the red-light cameras being installed in Tacoma, Washington?

"It's not a local issue, and I don't really have anything to say"
-Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Virginia Fields, Freddy Ferrer, and Gifford Miller all tried to use the issue to gain political points heading into the Democratic primary. Anthony Weiner (who voted for the war, but now's against it) called for President Bush to meet (again) with Ms. Sheehan.

Bloomberg has attended funerals for local soldiers and recently issued a statement stating that Sheehan should be allowed to protest any way she likes, that is what the mayor should do. It's a shame that local reporters are trying to drag the anti-war mom in Texas into a New York mayoral campaign. It's even more shameful to see all the Democrats trying hard to use her loss for their gain.