Thursday, February 09, 2006

How Much is That Cindy in the Window?

You've got to be kidding me!

Michelle Malkin has a link to a page on E-bay where Cindy Sheehan is auctioning herself off to raise money for the YearlyKos conference. From the auction page:

You are bidding on a speaking engagement with Cindy Sheehan. Cindy will come speak to a group of your choice (within the continental US)*, and any speaking fees and transportation costs will be waived (your group will only need to provide lodging for the night).

For those of you who may not be familiar with the exploits of the sainted Mother Sheehan, the auction page provides you with a brief bio:

Cindy Sheehan spent months searching for answers for why her son had to give his life in Iraq, and months traveling across the country wading through the spin and the lies seeking a truth that never came. When enough was at long last enough, Cindy went to Crawford, Texas and sat down

And in that one quiet moment of determination, a ripple of truth became a great river, joined in its journey by the tributaries of thousands of others who could not ignore the simple power of one grieving mother asking, "Why?"

*Sniff*. I'm touched, really I am.

Of course the page has the requisite pictures of Cindy in all her earth-mother, floppy hat, tie-dyed glory. But then, I notice something interesting:

* 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.

Interesting. So, this raging river of truth, armed with the mystical power of "why?", she who is faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive...will only address groups who agree with her?!? No matter how much they might be willing to bid? Yep.

But wait, what if some conservative group, eager for a chance to debate Mighty River Mom on her positions, bids...oh, I don't know...$50,000?

Sorry, True Believers, but that would fall under the category of "right-wing shenanigans" which, much like dreaded kryptonite, renders Mighty River Mom powerless against her reason and sanity.

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