Of course, she's far from the first walking, talking embarrassment to seek elective office. Here is a CNN story on her announcement, including an interview with Ms. Sheehan.
Here's a local story, including a video of her speech (a 'must-see,' if you take this even the least bit seriously). Between the two videos, here are some of the things you'll hear:
- She's running because Ms. Pelosi 'has lost touch' with most of the people of the 8th district and America as a whole.
- Many of our young people join the military in order to receive 'college credit;' it's the reason her son joined.
On a more serious note, while Ms. Sheehan says that her son joined the military for 'college credit,' she does not address the question of why he renewed his enlistment. Perhaps the answer is in her statement that he 'always did what he believed in.' That would put her late son in the company of thousands of brave men and women doing what they believe in now, in Iraq.
- She is dedicating her run to the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, who have been 'tragically harmed' by the Bush 'regime.' She's also dedicating it to her unborn children and grandchildren, who would live in peace and prosperity.
- If elected, Sheehan promises to push for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney.
I'm surprised she doesn't mention that as a possibility; she probably believes it.
Note: The Associated Press covers the story here.
Update: Check out also Sister Toldjah, QandO, and Ed Morrissey.