I can't believe it's been two years since Move America Forward went road-trippin' to Crawford, Texas bringing 4,000 of our closest friends to face-off against Cindy Sheehan and her moonbat crowd.
Since then, Cindy put Camp Casey up for sale, and a sucker bit on the bait. Bree Walker, Air America talk show host, shelled out $86.000 so she can keep the peace flame burning brightly.
WaPo has an interesting story about how the light is dimming.
(Warning --it's biased. But still interesting!)Keeping a Lonely Vigil at Camp Casey
By Michael A. Fletcher
Monday, August 20, 2007; A13
CRAWFORD, Tex. It was just two years ago that Cindy Sheehan pierced the national consciousness with her roadside vigil near President Bush's Texas ranch in protest of the Iraq war.
Several thousand demonstrators came to Crawford to join Sheehan in 2005, capturing the international media spotlight and seemingly crystallizing the antiwar movement. Before long, Sheehan was transformed from a grieving mother moved to protest by the loss of her son in Iraq into a globe-trotting antiwar hero. Eventually banned from the roadside, she bought five acres of land to serve as a base for future protests, dubbing it Camp Casey after her son.
Since then, Camp Casey has become a lonely place. Bush has been back at his ranch on vacation for the past week, but few protesters have followed. On Friday, reporters spotted only two or three demonstrators as Bush traveled to a nearby ranch to thank GOP donors for past contributions.
Perhaps that was to be expected. Sheehan has turned her attention from protesting in Texas to seeking the impeachment of Bush and Vice President Cheney. She is also vowing to challenge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for her Bay Area congressional seat.
Earlier this summer, Sheehan sold Camp Casey to Los Angeles radio host and actress Bree Walker, who wants to continue using it as a base for protests against Bush administration policies. Last week, the only full-time residents to be found there were Canadian-born Carl Rising-Moore, 61, an easygoing Vietnam veteran turned antiwar protester, and his dog, Sunny.
Rising-Moore says that many people drop by the camp to visit, including veterans haunted by the horrors of war. Rising-Moore, who has studied the nonviolent protest tactics of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., says he tries to preach the power of nonviolence.
Despite the quiet existence, Rising-Moore feels that Camp Casey has been a success. And who's to argue: When Bush returns to Washington, the biggest issue he is likely to confront is congressional pressure to withdraw from Iraq, as public sentiment has swung decidedly against the war.