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'It's also important for me to go on with my life'

Workin’ hard, too busy for Cindy Sheehan. President Bush winds up to throw out the first pitch at the Little League Baseball Southwest Region Championship Game at Marvin Norcross Stadium in Waco, Texas, August 13, 2005.

Who on earth let Chimpy get out there and say this BS? G-d damn; he’s freestyling out there in Crawford; someone reel this moron in.

President Bush, noting that lots of people want to talk to the president and “it’s also important for me to go on with my life,” on Saturday defended his decision not to meet with the grieving mom of a soldier killed in Iraq.

Bush said he is aware of the anti-war sentiments of Cindy Sheehan and others who have joined her protest near the Bush ranch.

“But whether it be here or in Washington or anywhere else, there’s somebody who has got something to say to the president, that’s part of the job,” Bush said on the ranch. “And I think it’s important for me to be thoughtful and sensitive to those who have got something to say.”

“But,” he added, “I think it’s also important for me to go on with my life, to keep a balanced life.”

The comments came prior to a bike ride on the ranch with journalists and aides. It also came as the crowd of protesters grew in support of Sheehan, the California mother who came here Aug. 6 demanding to talk to Bush about the death of her son Casey. Sheehan arrived earlier in the week with about a half dozen supporters. As of yesterday (Saturday) there were about 300 anti-war protestors and approximately 100 people supporting the Bush Administration.

Sheehan is seeking a justification for the war, as well as her son’s death. “I don’t want comfort from him,” she said Friday. “I want answers. I want the truth.”

Even worse, the “Leader of the Free World” was working so hard out there avoiding Sheehan that he also took a two-hour bike ride, spent an evening Little League Baseball playoff game, had a lunch meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, got in a nap, some fishing and some reading.


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