Monday, August 29, 2005

''Sheen, Sharpton visit Crawford anti-war camp''

"CRAWFORD, Texas - Cindy Sheehan hasn’t achieved a meeting with the president during her three-week war protest, but she met a man who plays one on TV.

Martin Sheen, who portrays the president on NBC’s “The West Wing,” visited Sheehan’s makeshift campsite Sunday.

“At least you’ve got the acting president of the United States,” Sheen said as the crowd of more than 300 people cheered. “I think you know what I do for a living, but this is what I do to stay alive.”-from the AP/Reuters story on MSNBC. They also have a slide show there: "One mother's vigil--Crawford clash--
Anti-war protesters and Bush supporters rally outside President Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch." The Lone Star Iconoclast covers Sheen's visit: "West Wing’ Actor Sheen
Pays Visit To Camp Casey II,"
as does Crawford Update. Sheen told the Camp Casey supporters, "It is an Irish tradition. When a person had a disagreement with a landlord, for example, that person would vigil outside that landlord’s home until he came out to talk with them.” BradBlog has "Audio of Martin Sheen at Camp Casey," via Alaska Gyrl in Crawford has more photos from Sunday.

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