Cindy Sheehan Husband Files for Divorce
Patrick Sheehan, the husband of lunatic protestor and Gold Star Mother Cindy Sheehan, has filed for divorce.
The husband of Cindy Sheehan, the mother camped outside President Bush’s Texas ranch to protest the death of a son in the Iraq war, has filed for divorce, according to court documents. Patrick Sheehan filed the divorce petition Friday in Solano County court, northeast of San Francisco. His lawyer did not immediately return a call seeking comment Monday.
The couple’s eldest child, Casey, 24, was an Army soldier killed in April 2004. Cindy Sheehan has said the stress of the death led to the separation of the couple, who were high school sweethearts.
Sheehan has vowed to remain in Texas through Bush’s August vacation, unless he meets with her. She began her protest 10 days ago and has since been joined by more than 100 anti-war activists. “Our message is to bring the troops home,” Sheehan, of Vacaville, said Monday.
The death of a child is a huge strain on any marriage. Having one’s spouse politicize that tragedy to garner attention for a bizarre political agenda can not be helpful.
Correction: The original had Ms. Sheehan as “Cathy” rather than “Cindy.” OTB regrets the error.
Note: An update on the appropriateness of this discussion transmogrified into a new post: Is Cindy SheehanÃ¢€™s Divorce Fair Game?