The pending CD2 race
A lot has been said (in recent weeks) about the sad story of Cindy Sheehan and the direction that her grief has taken her. I am not going to add to this. Instead, I am going to write about the decision that Colleen Rowley (FBI whistleblower and CD 2 DFL candidate) made to call up another Gold Star Mother (DFL State Senator Becky Lowry a woman that she had never met before) and said "Let's go to Crawford to support Cindy Sheehan". Ms. Rowley is running against incumbent Congressman (and REAL war hero) John Kline.
I have some questions for Ms. Rowley that I would like her to answer, if she wants to be my representative. You say you are going to Crawford to support Ms. Sheehan, does that mean that you support Ms. Sheehan when she says "America has been killing people on this continent since it was started. This country is not worth dying for."? Do you support Ms. Sheehan when she says that George W. Bush "killed" her son? Do you agree with her characterizing convicted terrorist lawyer Lynne Smith as "my Atticus Finch"? Do you agree with her saying that the sitting President should be impeached for "war crimes"?
Think carefully about your answers Ms. Crowley. The 2nd Congressional District is a fairly red district and your answers could make a big difference in what your chances for getting elected in 2006 are.