Republican congressman brags of calling Cindy Sheehan 'nutcase,' then yanks blog post

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Published: Friday March 31, 2006

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A press release from a Georgia Republican House member calling anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan a "nutcase" has returned to a Georgia congressman's website.

An email from a spokesperson said, "We were having technical difficulties on our blog due to the heavy traffic which brought it down."

The release from Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) follows.

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From: Kingston Press Office Kingston.Press.Office@mail.house.gov Date: March 31, 2006 11:44:45 AM EST To: Subject: SHEEHAN IS A NUTCASE//KINGSTON v. LIBERALS

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Cindy Sheehan IS A "Nutcase" March 31st, 2006 by Press Staff

In today's CongressDailyAM (full story after the jump due to subscription), Sue Davis reports that Congressman Kingston got into a "discussion" yesterday in a closed-door meeting with two liberal Democrats regarding anti-war beatnik, Cindy Sheehan.

A closed hearing of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee turned contentious Thursday as Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., Subcommittee ranking member Jack Murtha, D-Pa., and others sparred over the meaning of anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, heroes and military service.

According to one Democratic source present at the hearing, Kingston commented that Sheehan was "a nutcase" and lamented that too many of the human interest stories coming out of the war in Iraq center on anti-war activists like Sheehan and filmmaker Michael Moore and do not give proper service to heroic tales of U.S. soldiers.

"Who would argue that Cindy Sheehan's son is not a hero? I mean, come on," he said, chalking the exchange up to election-year politics.

"I think she is a very flaky woman," Kingston told CongressDaily. "I think we need more heroes. The only people that get press are people like Moore and Sheehan."

Cindy Sheehan is a nutcase. In fact, you may remember Cindy Sheehan from her recent trip to Venezuela for the World Social Forum where she met with Venezuela's anti-American leftist president, Hugo Chavez (pictured above).

Or you may recall how she refers to the terrorists who are killing American soldiers in Iraq as "freedom fighters." Check out this story by WorldNetDaily for more. The problem is that what Howard Dean famously termed the "democratic wing of the Democratic Party" has now completely taken over.

READ REST OF POST HERE: http://kingston.house.gov/blog/?p=136