AP's 'Unlikely Peace Activist' Far from Average Granny
Now that Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan has a rap sheet, it looks like the AP is preparing to give the world Peace Grandma, even if they have to lie to do it.
By JOHN CURRAN
Associated Press Writer
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Meet the anti-war movement's newest folk hero: 69-year-old Rosemarie Jackowski, whose arrest during an anti-war protest has made her a cause celebre.
A prosecutor's plan to retry her for blocking traffic while protesting the Iraq war is turning the feisty 4-foot-10 inch former schoolteacher into a darling of the dove crowd.
Bloggers have rallied behind her, peace activists are deluging her with messages of support, and advocates have established a defense fund.
"She's not a loony toon by any means," said Andrew Schoerke, 73, a retired U.S. Navy captain who was arrested with her. "She's a very down to earth, sensible, caring person with some very strong convictions."
Strong convictions? You bet! You know, like the government has so many sooper secret military bases concealed around the world, (shhh!) why poor old Grandma can't even keep count!
The Secret That the Government Kept for 30 Years
By Rosemarie Jackowski
Yes, how could she ever be a "likely" protester ... what with her career in advocacy journalism and all. Rosemarie Jackowski is an advocacy journalist living in Vermont.
I mean, just because she wrote this endorsement of Ward Churchill, heck, that doesn't make Grandma nutz!
Vermont Vets Support Ward Churchill Statement
Monday June 19th, 2006, by Rosemarie Jackowski
Gee, why didn't they mention her run for Attorney General in Vermont?
My name will appear on the November ballot as a candidate for State Attorney General. I am the mother of one and the grandmother of two. In the 1970's I founded an organization, Justice for Children. I have spent much time in courtrooms and have had a front row seat to observe how the legal system works.
So, move over Cindy Sheehan ... while Peace Mom was in court, Peace Grandma slipped in to steal your crown ... courtesy of the AP, of course.
Even if they won't tell the truth to their readers about who she is. Unlikely peace activist ... yeah, sure.
Thanks, AP .. for getting it so right, again ... not!