Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Hit the self-destruct sequence

I was just thinking about Cindy Sheehan and wondering if the press was actually doing Bush a favor with the all-Cindy, all the time coverage. With every passing day, her pronouncements get more and more bizarre, and I have to believe that she will start alienating even those most sympathetic to her loss or her ostensible anti-war position. I should have guessed that better minds than mine would get to that thought first. Here's a Rich Lowry article that makes precisely that point:

Bush has always been lucky in his opposition, whether it be Al Gore or John Kerry and the Hollywood stars and activists who surrounded him. Sheehan seemed an exception. She's a mother whose loss gives her the moral standing to question the war. Her request seems eminently reasonable — a mere meeting with the man who sent her son to war. But Bush is proving fortunate again, and no evil machinations by Karl Rove have been necessary. Sheehan has discredited herself.
Go to the article to find how in precise detail how Sheehan is distancing herself further and further from the mainstream -- something that wouldn't happen if the press weren't giving her a free pass. I'm thinking something along the lines of "power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, and total adulatory press coverage eventually makes you look like an idiot."