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Cindy Sheehan: Changing stories of family solidarity

Concerning her husband, Patrick Sheehan:

The toll of her son's death has carried over into Ms. Sheehan's marriage: She said she and her husband separated a few months ago as a result of the war, and of her activism. Although she and her estranged husband are both Democrats, she said she is more liberal than he is, and now, more radicalized.

"He agrees with the philosophy of what I'm doing," Ms. Sheehan said, "but not the intensity. He wanted me to pull back, but I couldn't. We grieved in two completely different ways."

As a result of the war (a vague phrasing) and her activism? That's different from what she said to CNN:

She and her husband are separated, affected by the stress of losing their son.

Two days ago, the marital problems were because of Casey's death; today they are because of her activism.

Perhaps the notion that her activism had nothing to do with the problems in her relationships was an untenable position given the opinions clearly voiced by Patrick Sheehan's family in the Cherie Quatarolo letter. In fact, on August 11, she was quote at as saying her husband would support her against the rest of his family:

Cindy treated it [the Quartarolo letter] with a shrug. Her husband will send out a more detailed response soon. In the meantime, Cindy says the letter is to be treated as little more than bad, dumb noise.

There has been no detailed response yet, only more detail on the estrangement between Cindy and Patrick.

Further to the CNN story, her children were coming to join her, even if her husband was not:

But her three other children, ages 19 to 24, may join her in Crawford, she said.

Sounds imminent, doesn't it. Interestingly, her two daughters are in Europe, so it would be quite the feat for them to rush back. In fact, they are not coming. From the New York Times again:

Only her surviving son, Adam, will join her at the site in a few weeks; her two daughters are in Europe, she said, "hopefully enjoying themselves" after a year of grieving.

Odd that she neglected to mention that her daughters were in Europe when she said her daughers "may join her Crawford". Surely it would have been obvious then that they were in no position, literally, to get to Texas.

As for her son coming to the Camp Casey site in a few weeks, that is also strange. George W Bush will be returning from Crawford at the end of August or early September (the exact date has not been set). There are only two weeks and a bit left in August, and the President is likely to return before three weeks are out starting from this date. If Adam is coming in a "few weeks", he is likely to find a muddy hole where Camp Casey once stood.

What does this mean? Cindy Sheehan's family life is clearly in severe trouble, and even as she optimistically reports to the media of their solidarity, her story changes in 48 hours as it becomes clear, even to her, that the only member of the Sheehan family in Crawford in Cindy.

But then some people wouldn't have it any other way.

Update: Could Cindy's position on paying taxes, and the threat that has on the financial well-being of her family, have something to do with her marital problems?

Update: The question concerning her son joining Cindy at Camp Casey has been answered. Not surprisingly, Cindy Sheehan attempts to sound positive, while the truth is that Andy is very worried and just wants his mom to come home. Note that the New York Times called him Adam, not Andy, and I suspect that this was in error.

[Another, more serious, example of Cindy Sheehan's penchant for changing her story.]

Summary of Sheehan posts:
Death to the twins
Cindy Sheehan: Using and being used ** critical post **
Cindy Sheehan and the orgies of carnal pleasure
Cindy Sheehan: Gold Star Families for Peace a rip-off
Revolution in Crawford, Texas: A prediction or a prayer?
Cindy Sheehan on eBay: Nothing says free political speech has to be tasteful
Cindy Sheehan: Not looking good for 200,000 protesters
Cindy Sheehan: Her own worst enemy
Cindy Sheehan: Send her guns!
Cindy Sheehan: Husband is...concerned
Cindy Sheehan: Her extended family is distressed by her activities [update]
Cindy Sheehan: Court is held at Camp Casey [updated]
Moving on
Cindy Sheehan: The real Gold Star Mothers and Wives
Cindy Sheehan herself confirms the Quartarolo letter
Cindy Sheehan: My husband left me because of George W Bush
Cindy Sheehan: Cindy Sheehan attacks her family -- she is fully a member of the anti-war cult
Cindy Sheehan: An opinion
Cindy Sheehan: If it's not about meeting the President...
Cindy Sheehan: Legitimized by the Hollywood Moonbats
Cindy Sheehan: Michelle Malkin and the definition of hypocrisy
Cindy Sheehan: Changing stories of family solidarity
Cindy Sheehan: "Mother" of the anti-war movement cult
Cindy Sheehan: Marriage goes from bad to worse -- Patrick Sheehan files for divorce [update]
Cindy Sheehan: Is she accepting the cult status?
Cindy Sheehan: Taxes and Matrimony
Cindy Sheehan: The deification continues [updated]
Cindy Sheehan: The President cares more than she will admit
Cindy Sheehan: Support from a member of Congress
Cindy Sheehan: She knows better than the Iraqis [Important Update]
Cindy Sheehan: Ignoring the woman who wants to thank Casey for his sacrifice
Deaniacs and Sheehanites making common cause
Cindy Sheehan: The last member of the Sheehan family is a no-show
Iraq is better off now?
Cindy Sheehan: Remembering Casey at Camp Pendola *** important post ***
Cindy Sheehan: Declares the family as off-limits (and manages to sneak in another lie) [updated]
Cindy Sheehan: Other groups stealing my spotlight!
Associated Press: The Sheehan propaganda machine
Cindy Sheehan: Usurping the names of the dead
Cindy Sheehan: Stay away from this memorial
Larry C Johnson (Left) vs Charles Krauthammer (Right)
Cindy Sheehan: She knew about the divorce...but didn't?

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