Saturday, August 27, 2005

Calling a Bush visit unlikely, Sheehan turns focus to DeLay - Calling a Bush visit unlikely, Sheehan turns focus to DeLay: "Iraq war protester Cindy Sheehan, whose vigil near President Bush's ranch has become a symbol for the anti-war movement, said Friday she plans to focus on Congress, starting with House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

Sheehan has been demanding a meeting with Bush to discuss the U.S. presence in Iraq, where her son Casey was killed in 2004.

She plans to launch a bus tour Thursday from Bush's ranch to the White House to campaign for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

One of DeLay's Houston-area district offices likely would be the first stop, she said.

'I think our first stop might be Tom DeLay's office' in the Houston area, she said., surrounded by supporters. 'I just wanted to let him know so he'll be in his office when we get there.'

'The president is not going to meet with us, probably,' Sheehan said. 'We the people need to influence our congressional representatives, and I hear he's pretty close by,' said Sheehan, referring to DeLay.

A spokeswoman for DeLay said his schedule already is set and he does not plan to change it to meet with Sheehan."


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