Monday, May 28, 2007

Good Riddance Attention Whore

Mrs. Cindy Sheehan has given the American serviceman a gift this Memorial Day. In a post on the Daily Kos, she has announced that she's not going to be using the corpse of her dead son as a publicity stunt any more.

It is ironic that she should now announce her departure from public life, because her 15 minutes of fame elapsed long ago. Sadly, I doubt she'll have the character to keep her promise. Perhaps, she's hoping enough folks like myself will notice her announcement to grant her another 15 minutes.

When Mrs. Sheehan made this announcement, she entitled her post on the Daily Kos, "Good Riddance Attention Whore." The ancient Greeks had an aphorism that came to mind when I read that she had put that title on her farewell essay, γνῶθι σαυτόν.