Peace activist Cindy Sheehan announces candidacy

She’s baaaack…

From the San Fransisco Gate:

Citing her son as inspiration, a tearful Cindy Sheehan announced her candidacy Thursday for the U.S. House of Representatives.

The anti-war activist is running as an independent against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has represented San Francisco in Congress since 1987.

“The country is ripe for a change,” said Sheehan, who spoke at a podium with her son’s photograph attached to it. “It’s going to start right here and right now.”[snip]

Last month, she announced her intention to run against Pelosi if the speaker didn’t move to impeach Bush by July 23. On Thursday, she said Pelosi had “protected the status quo” of the corporate elite and had lost touch with people in her district, most of whom, she said, want American troops out of Iraq.[snip]

Sheehan admitted she has no funds for a campaign, but planned to immediately get started raising money. Without giving further specifics, Sheehan said she wouldn’t accept money from corporations and would run on a platform of universal health care. Sheehan said she also wants to make college affordable and improve ethics in the legislative and executive branches.

She also said the money being spent on the war in Iraq would be better spent domestically.

I love it! I hope she wins too! We would get rid of Nancy sweeper of the house pelosi and get someone with no power to replace her that will give us constant left wing cliff dweller sound bites! Go Sheehan! Maybe we should donate to her campaign? you just have to love San FranSICo!

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