February 10, 2006

Send in the Clown

The Daily Kos kids are holding a rather unique fundraiser, auctioning off a Speaking Engagement with Cindy Sheehan on eBay. The proceeds will go to their version of a good cause, namely, the YearlyKos, an organization (non-profit status pending in the state of Pennsylvania, or so they claim) "dedicated to organizing and supporting an annual meeting of progressive netroot activists."

As compassionate conservatives, we feel their excruciating pain of being—what, 0-17 so far?—in state and national elections. Actually we don't feel their pain because we won the 17 elections they lost, but it's all about the empathy.

I therefore we move that we conservatives unite to help the YearlyKos with their futile effort, by sending Cindy Sheehan to a speaking engagement of our choice. As an activist, Mother Sheehan has a professed and world-recognized interest in meeting with influential politicians, and in keeping with her interests, I'd suggest that we raise the funds to send Cindy Sheehan to speak before the duly-elected and newly certified Iraqi Parliament.

It would be quite moving, one would think, for Mother Sheehan to have the opportunity to speak before such an influential body of legislators. Mother Sheehan would have an opportunity to express her true feelings about the war to those most directly affected by its outcome.

Speak truth to power, Cindy!

I'm sure the Iraqi people can hardly wait.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 10, 2006 02:12 PM | TrackBack

That's a great idea!

Posted by: seawitch at February 10, 2006 03:36 PM

Phin did alert em to a disclaimer in the bid description, but I don't see how it applies:

* Note: Because of the obvious potential for right-wing shenanigans, Cindy retains the right to refuse to speak to groups antithetical to her cause or offensive to her beliefs. If no group can be agreed upon, the winning bidder will receive a full refund.

I personally don't know how she could say this is "antithetical to her cause or offensive to her beliefs," when seeking an audience with politicians is her primary public focus.

What could offend her?


Posted by: Confederate Yankee at February 10, 2006 03:43 PM

I was actually thinking more along the lines of a group of soldiers in Iraq for her audience. I'd love to see it.

Posted by: Eric at February 10, 2006 03:54 PM

Where do I send money to buy her a ticket?

Posted by: Paladin at February 10, 2006 04:27 PM

What's that address again?

Posted by: butch at February 10, 2006 05:38 PM

What a great thought! Imagine Cindy talking to those who were liberated by the Evil American Armed Forces. I would personally open my wallet (I'm a cheap bastard) and pay for Pay-For-View to see that! I would especially like to see the "deleted scenes" of the "intellectual" talk she would give...mainly her dodging thrown rocks and AK-47 bullets.

Posted by: Connecticut Yankee at February 10, 2006 08:24 PM

I wonder what type of T-shirt she would wear to such an auspicious occasion?

Posted by: Specter at February 10, 2006 09:21 PM
I wonder what type of T-shirt she would wear to such an auspicious occasion?

Why, I never thought you'd ask.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at February 10, 2006 10:16 PM

LOL. Could we add a big target on the front of hers?

Cindy fits with my new article about a new title for the demoncrats: Society of Subversion. Check it out.

Posted by: Specter at February 10, 2006 11:21 PM

There needs to be a Plan B venue. How about the Democratic National Convention?

Posted by: Lastango at February 10, 2006 11:44 PM

Unfortunately, Cindy's add also specifies that the speaking location must be in the continental U.S. --- because she knows that a bunch of Conservatives would eagerly win the election and send her ass to Iraq. You know, the place her son Casey re-enlisted and volunteered to go back to?

Posted by: Robbie at February 11, 2006 12:40 AM

Ithink Cindy's add has been edited... any way to verify that?

I do agree with, Lastango, BTW. I don't think she would experience as much personal growth as she would in a trip to Iraq, but if it has to be domestic, I think she should be a speaker at the Democratic National Convention.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at February 11, 2006 08:25 AM


The Cindy ad is no longer on eBay. It was there this morning, and the bids had reached something like $1,275!

Ya think someone made a really big bid to send her ass to Iraq?

Posted by: Retired Spy at February 11, 2006 04:12 PM

Update #2:

eBay pulled Cindy's ad for some reason.

Check it out HERE

Posted by: Retired Spy at February 11, 2006 05:03 PM

I would love to see her in Iraq speaking to a bunch of our troops. Sad thing is, it probably wouldn't phase her in the least. She's nutz!

Side note: If she did a public speaking engagement, would anyone even show up? I doubt it!

Posted by: joe6pack at February 11, 2006 08:10 PM