Can’t Choose Your Neighbors

Ha. One of Bush’s Crawford neighbors has given Cindy Sheehan and her fellow protestors use of his land, affording them a nicer place to camp out—and bringing them closer to Bush’s property:
CSB News Correspondent Mark Knoller reports that protest leader Cindy Sheehan says a local landowner is making his private property available.

"This is going to be a better place. We can spread out," said Sheehan. "We don't have to stay in a ditch," referring to the roadside encampment where she's been for over a week.

"I just think people should have a right to protest without being harassed. And I'm against the war," says Fred Mattlage, an Army veteran who owns the land where Sheehan and her supporters will now be camping out at his invitation. "I don't think it's a war we need to be in."

Knoller reports that the new campsite will put Sheehan even closer to the president's ranch, and she vows to continue her vigil and demand for a meeting as long as the president is there.
The article doesn’t make mention of this, but I wonder if the generous Fred Mattlage is related to Larry Mattlage, the wanker who fired shots at protestors. (Or did the article just mix up names?) In any case, well done, Mr. Fred Mattlage. Good on ya, pal.

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