Assigned Reading: ABC’s Gibson to Cindy Sheehan: ‘Enough Already’
(FROM: The Washington Examiner)
For the last three years of the Bush Administration, Cindy Sheehan was a staple outside the president’s ranch in Crawford, Texas. She was worshiped by the anti-Bush left. She was everywhere on the nightly news. Now, as she prepares to follow President Barack Obama to his vacation spot at Martha’s Vineyard, however, I expected she’d be merely stepped over and ignored by the press.
From what ABC anchor Charlie Gibson said in a Chicago-area radio interview, I was right:
It’s such a sad story. Martha Raddatz [of ABC News] wrote a terrific book about one battle that took place in Iraq, and it was the battle in which Cindy’s son was killed. And you look at somebody like that and you think here’s somebody who’s just trying to find some meaning in her son’s death. And you have to be sympathetic to her. Anybody who has given a son to this country has made an enormous sacrifice, and you have to be sympathetic. But enough already.
The Washington Examiner piece has the rest of the information, including a comparison with Gibson’s own statements from years past, and a link to the entire radio interview.