August 29, 2005

It's fitting, in a poetic kind of way

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."

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It's only appropriate; after all, Sheehan isn't a grieving mother, although she, too, plays one on TV:

Cindy Sheehan and Al Sharpton kneel before crosses as hordes of media look on