Sheehan Attacks Pelosi for the Bailout

Now Cindy Sheehan, the anti-war activist and House candidate, is attacking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over the $700 billion bailout.

A day after House Republican leaders blamed a Pelosi speech for the bailout bill's failure, Sheehan said Pelosi is working "for corporate interests" by backing the plan.

"She put this bill forward and voted against the will of her district," said Sheehan, who is running as an independent for Pelosi's San Francisco seat. "Thankfully my opponent wasn't able to get the votes she needed in her own House to get it to pass. I am heartened that 'We the People' won the first round in the corporate bailout of irresponsible and greedy bankers."

Sheehan, in a press release, also called for a "bottom up" rescue plan that would place a moratorium on foreclosures and include more help for homeowners.

Sheehan, whose son, Casey, was killed in Iraq while serving in the Army, has been critical of Democrats' inability to end the war. She said she's running against Pelosi because she hasn't brought up articles of impeachment against President Bush.

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