The Hill reports today that antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan is looking to run against Nancy Pelosi in 2008. Sheehan says Pelosi has failed to defund the war. Apparently, Sheehan doesn't know that the trend for reelection in Congress is very high (over 90 percent in the last two congressional election years). Furthermore, Pelosi's approval rating in her home district of the Bay Area is 56 percent, more than enough to comfortably win reelection. The whole thing is mainly a press stunt to make Pelosi uncomfortable (as I'm sure she already is) with every war supplemental bill. This was confirmed by The Hill quoting Sheehan saying, "This really isn’t me against Nancy Pelosi. This is me against the war machine."

--Kay Steiger

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