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Pruetts “Totally Empathize” With Cindy Sheehan

Think Progress: "Conservatives took President Bush’s cue yesterday and turned the spotlight on Tammy Pruett, an Iraq mom whose husband and five

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Think Progress: "Conservatives took President Bush’s cue yesterday and turned the spotlight on Tammy Pruett, an Iraq mom whose husband and five sons have all served in Iraq. Under the headline, “Move Over, Cindy: Bush Singles Out Other Military Mom,” Matt Drudge said that Bush had taken “direct aim at Cindy Sheehan” when he highlighted Pruett during his speech to Idaho National Guardsmen.

But last night, when Tammy and her husband Leon appeared on CNN, they weren’t exactly reading from President Bush’s script: read on"

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Did Bush fly all the way to Idaho just so he could line up an alternate to Cindy? Sure looks that way. I have to say that their response to Cindy was very dignified and you could sense the love they feel for their own children. The Pruett's and Cindy are not pawns and shouldn't be treated as such. Someone like "The Eggman" only sees these families as a means to an end.

Ellis Henican writes: "All of a sudden, a new front has opened in the war for Iraq - the battle of American military moms. It's Tammy versus Cindy. It's stay-the-course against come-home-soon. It's American mom against American mom.
President George W. Bush's political advisers, who have been so adept at defining political realities, were uncharacteristically slow to get their hands around this one. Cindy Sheehan and her anti-war supporters got a better-than-two-week head start
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