BlogCall9 with Cindy Sheehan

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With Donald Rumsfeld and Condoleeza Rice on their way to Crawford to meet with President Bush on Thursday, Cindy Sheehan was the guest of BlogCall9 hosted by Joe Trippi of, Bob Fertik of, and Jodie Evans of

Cindy Sheehan has captured the attention of the world with her protest outside George Bush's "ranch" in Crawford, Texas. Cindy is the mother of Army Pfc. Casey Sheehan, who died in combat in Iraq on April 4th, 2004. She is camping out on Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, until he agrees to meet with her. Cindy simply wants to ask Bush "Why did my son die?" and "What was the noble cause that he died for?"

Date: Wednesday August 10, 2005 at 2 p.m. ET
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Update: Cindy was amazing, and so was the turnout by bloggers for this call. Here's the report from Joe Trippi:

The blog conference call with Cindy Sheehan just ended, and it was a HUGE success. Cindy gave a great talk and was incredible in answering questions from the bloggers. She really is an amazing woman.

Now we need everyone to help Cindy's cause by blogging about Cindy and telling her story. It seems like the MSM is starting to drop this story - even as they still cover the disappearance of Natalee Holloway - so it is up to us to keep Cindy and the issue of troops in Iraq in the public's consciousness.

For those of you who were not able to make the call, we will have an audio download available in about one hour (around 4PM EST). This call was an incredible experience for me personally, and I think that it really touched everyone who participated. There was even a congresswoman from Illinois who got on the call just to offer heartfelt words of encouragement to Cindy. When it's available, listen to the call audio and see for yourself how authentic, courageous, loving, and strong Cindy is.

In the meantime, you can still ask Cindy how you can help and send her your stories and words of support. The email address is

You can also sign the petition here and visit for more information.

I want to thank everybody for what they have done so far but also remind everyone that this is not over yet.



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If You Can't Get to Crawford, Carry A Sign in Your Own Hometown

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I've written in Forum, Hot Topics/Thank Fertik & Swanson! about how daggone cool and inspiring the blogcall was


If you can't get to Crawford, make your own sign and start walking around your own downtown a little every day!

We can all make an immediate personal impact in August right where we are.

I've been walking around my downtown with a Teach Peace sign for 1035 days.

We could each do the Crawford Ditch in our own way.

You only feel like an idiot in the beginning.

If you need encouragement or tips, be sure to get in touch with me.

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Interview on Laura Flanders

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I've got the transcript of Cindy's interview on the Laura Flanders Show, in case anyone is interested.

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