The Sheehan story now looks to run on as long as the Iranian hostage crisis. No doubt CBS News will soon end its broadcast with a signoff line inspired by Cronkites "That;s the way it is, on Day 325 of the Iranian hostage crisis."
Heres todays Sheehan commentary roundup, courtesy of realclearpolitics:
David Gelernter doesnt care for Sheehan (LA Times). In the Wall Street Journal, Dan Henninger compares the media fascsination with Sheehan to their similar fascination with Natalee Holloways mom in the Aruba case. (By the way, hasnt the media solved that case yet?) Finally, for liberals who are on decaf and blood pressure meds, theres Ann Coulters take on the story.
One of the more interesting commentaries out is from Patti Davis, President Reagans rebellious daughter who has blossomed into a first class writer. In this piece, she offers a poignant personal reflection: "During the course of my life, I have accumulated a lengthy list of regrets that I seem incapable of editing down, but this regret remains perhaps the most prominent. It was so immature, so disrespectful, to essentially say to someone—in this case, my father—no, I have no interest in listening to what you want to say to me."
But then she goes on to show that she hasnt quite learned her lesson, though. She thinks Bush should see Sheehan again. She should ponder Edmund Morriss reflections on this question, with reminiscences about Pattis own father.