More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Cindy Sheehan

On the one hand, this is another one of those stories about the private lives of political activists — and stories like this are better left unreported. However, this news is going to be all over the place by the end of the day, so there’s no point in ignoring it. All I can say is, grab a barf bag, hold your nose, and read on from this excerpt from Melanie Morgan and Catherine Moy’s American Mourning:

“Cindy (Sheehan) was in Crawford when a process server found her and handed over the lawsuit that would end her marriage. Cindy Sheehan had a boyfriend who is a major anti-war activist, Lew Rockwell. Cindy Sheehan took refuge with a computer that became her companion day and night. Cindy Sheehan’s former sister-in-law says “Cindy had become addicted to online chat rooms of a pornographic nature. She had many men communicating with her. ” When she left her home, she also left behind evidence of her pornography addictions and her dalliances. The Sheehan family’s deterioration was punctuated by painful evidence of Cindy’s liaisons in hundreds of explicit e-mails and instant messages. (pp. 170-172)”

Incidentally, I actually linked to someone discussing this rumored affair back in August, when it first leaked out:


Activist breaks camp in Crawford to do ‘damage control’

Cindy Sheehan packed her bags and left Crawford ,Texas, Tuesday afternoon and arrived home in Berkeley, Ca. late Tuesday evening. Sheehan rushed back to do damage control after explosive information became public today about an alleged affair that began while she was still married to her husband Patrick, and after her son Casey Sheehan died in Sadr City, Iraq attempting to rescue members of his trapped squad.

Sources are telling authors Melanie Morgan and Catherine Moy, (American Mourning, Cumberland Press) that Sheehan is furious that the news of her affair has gone public. Sources have identified the boyfriend as former right-winger Lew Rockwell of the Ludwig Von Mises think tank located in Alabama, who is himself married.

Sheehan was in Texas for over a week to confront President Bush about the war in Iraq, demanding a second meeting with the man she calls a ‘murderous b*stard.’

Sources say that Sheehan met Lew Rockwell in an Internet chatroom, and exchanged 600 text mail messages before her husband learned of the affair through phone records.

Rockwell, who has a blog at and his own website has not responded to inquiries for comment.”

So, Sheehan’s former sister-in-law apparently provided this info to Morgan and Rockwell is married. Ugh, what a mess!

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