Is Cindy Sheehan Telling The Truth About Chuck Hagel?

My buddies over at Ankle Biting Pundits ran across what appeared to be quite a scoop from Cindy Sheehan.

In Cindy Sheehan’s “Last Post From Crawford,” she posted “thank-you’s” to a number of politicians. Most of them were standard, run-of-the-mill, ultra-lefties. However, there was one name that really stood out…

“George Bush for not meeting with me on August 6th. Martin Sheen for his support and presence. A.I.M for Dennis Banks and Russell Means. Gary Hart, John Conyers, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, Sheila Jackson Lee, Jan Schakowsky, Dennis Kucinich, Frank Pallone, Lynn Woolsey, Chuck Hagel, Ralph Nader, Jim McDermott, Walter Jones, Charlie Rangel and the other politicos who either came to CC, or called me to offer their support and love.”

So Chuck Hagel “either came to (Camp Casey) or called me to offer (his) support and love?”

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This seemed to be plausible since Hagel had compared Iraq to Vietnam and said Bush should have met with Sheehan.

But still, something didn’t smell right to me so I called Senator Hagel’s office.

I talked to three people there and every single one of them unconditionally denied that Senator Hagel had ever been to Camp Casey or talked to Cindy Sheehan. So, I guess this is just another instance of Cindy Sheehan playing fast and loose with the truth.

That was the end of that, but since I was on the phone with Hagel’s people, I thought I’d check on another rumor: that the Senator was considering an independent run at the presidency in 2008. Again, I was told that was not true.

So, we’ve had two rumors knocked out for the price of one…

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