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Cindy Sheehan Bugged in Denver

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Cindy Sheehan returned to her Denver hotel room today to find the door unlocked and ajar. She walked in to discover a man working on her phone, screw driver in hand.

Sheehan reported, in an email,

"As I walked toward my room, I noticed that the door was opened with the security bolt blocking the complete closing of the door. I knew immediately that I had not left the door open, and I double checked to make sure it was the right room because, as a frequent traveler, I have been known to forget my room number, but it was the right room.

I was upset at first thinking that housekeeping had made a mistake and left my room open and I was worried that something might be missing. So I walked into my room and bigger than life, there was a man standing by my desk holding the room phone with a screwdriver in his hand!

I immediately said; "What the hell are you doing? Are you putting a bug on my phone?" He looked like he got caught with his hand in the cookie jar and stammered out: "N--no, we are having problems with the phone." I told him to get out of my room because my phone was fine and I called the front desk and the person at the front desk stammered something out about "problems" with some of the phones.

This room was reserved soon after we got to Denver last night because the room we had was inadequate for 3 people. The room was reserved under my campaign manager's name with a CFC debit card. By the time we left for the march, it could have very well been ascertained that I was the one in this room, and the room we did reserve could be bugged, also. I am confident that that's what was happening when I walked in on the "maintenance" man"


You don't come in the room with a screwdriver if there are problems with the hotel phones. You do it electronically, through the system or you hook up a new phone.

She said to me, "How many hotel rooms have I been in the past four years? It was so obvious."

I asked, "Do you think it was Pelosi's people?" since Sheehan is running against Pelosi, for her congressional seat.

She replied, "Of course, I don't know."

I asked, "Have there been any other episodes that would make you believe this kind of action is being taken against you?"

She replied,

"Not since I've been running for congress, but there were several times when I was in Crawford, or protesting in D.C., when I felt like we were being surveiled. And actually, in Washington D.C., for a period of time, they would just blatantly follow me, and I would just invite them to come in and have coffee with me. Whenever I was in D.C., whose ever jurisdiction it was, I'd have either the Metro police, the Capitol Hill police or the Park police right on me. Sometimes they were in uniform and sometimes they were plainclothes. But they were very obvious.

Asked how her campaign is going, Sheehan replied,

"I believe the momentum is definitely on our side, especially the last couple weeks, with our signature drive.

The department of elections started to mess with our signatures and say that so many were in-valid, when we knew for a fact that they were valid, because I was checking them myself, on the computer. That really motivated people to help us-- to come to the office to help us or sign the petition (to get Cindy on the ballot) or whatever, that said that they had been meaning to help and that this was something that got them of the fence and got them to actually come into the office and volunteer. We've had ten of thousands of dollars come into the campaign since then and we really have a comfortable amount of money to get our message out-- the message that our country is in deep trouble and Nancy is definitely not the solution. She's part of the problem. And we're going to educate the people of San Francisco about this using alternative forms of media and convince them that I am the alternative-- that I will work to be the voice of the people of San Francisco. And that's something that she has not ever been. I think there is a lot of positive excitement and momentum. Her book tour didn't help her out any.

The campaign's going great. We've been able to hire more staff.

Asked about her goals for Denver, she described,

"after protesting the Republicans for so many years, the Democrats have been moving steadily to the right. We want to show that we're not okay with that, that we want to bring the party closer to the people and further from the corporate lobbyists.

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Her phone was clearly bieng bugged. What an outrag... by Rolland Miller on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 12:16:04 PM
Of course Cindy Sheehan's phone is bugged.&nbs... by Charlie L on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 12:36:39 PM
If it was governmental, it would've been done ... by Bob Kincaid on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 12:48:19 PM
Comment from Ratings:   After Reading th... by nestacal on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 12:39:46 PM
I'm quite certain Cindy is, and has been, surv... by Bob Kincaid on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 12:39:48 PM
for a person to do it mechanically because they ha... by Brett Paatsch on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:23:12 PM
identification? In open societies accountabilit... by Brett Paatsch on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 12:51:29 PM
just fixing the phone. And in part that is Cindy's... by Brett Paatsch on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:06:16 PM
About a month ago I didn't hang my telephone up pr... by Arthur M. Howard-(Scotoni) on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 12:54:30 PM
Comment from Ratings:   The business as ... by Mel Smith on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:09:59 PM
Too bad Cindy did not trouble to look for genuine ... by Michael Green on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:22:09 PM
. Is it broken? Does it contain any parts that cou... by Brett Paatsch on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 2:08:31 PM
That would be the first thing I would have wanted ... by Cindy Sheehan on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:25:04 PM
he ran out before i could ask ... by Brett Paatsch on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:54:46 PM
You were probably right not to question too much, ... by murfinsurfin on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:58:17 PM
All special agents probably carry one to help keep... by Elizabeth Ferrari on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 3:39:21 PM
I'm not a Sheehan fan nor am I a Pelosi fan, b... by Jay Timmins on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:30:40 PM
Well, if you were in Denver this week, you'd k... by Samson on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2008 at 8:30:09 AM
I often read the OEN bcause I am a committed and p... by pthompson100 on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:36:11 PM
Excuse me, but if I didn't ask that question I... by Rob Kall on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:46:55 PM
what Charlie L. said (above). Totally spot on. BTW... by Tony Forest on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:36:56 PM
my guess is that if there was a bug involved it wa... by Cheryl Biren on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:48:44 PM
that's what they do here .......that @ so-and-... by Tony Forest on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 2:27:20 PM
don't let them intimidate you. Be strong and k... by Tony Forest on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 2:36:02 PM
You know, I was thinking it as Pelosi connected, b... by Rob Kall on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 3:02:15 PM
the non-impeachment hearings and got herself evict... by Brett Paatsch on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 3:35:24 PM
for saying "thank you". And she was a ... by Elizabeth Ferrari on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 3:46:37 PM
it puts a drain on the system and forces your oppo... by Brett Paatsch on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 4:46:43 PM
in the presence of torturers and their enablers. T... by Elizabeth Ferrari on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 6:36:34 PM
BUT, that is because I didn't finish the Maste... by shirley reese on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:46:06 PM
But in order to do this (inline power tromboning) ... by erik mouse on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:50:02 PM
I believe it's fair for soemone like Cindy to ... by Nick Lento on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:58:35 PM
cindy....if you're still reading...perhaps you... by Cheryl Biren on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 2:02:14 PM
Cindy might do well to make a big deal out of... by Mr M on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 4:19:57 PM
There should be a maintenance request or trouble t... by John Kusumi on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 8:25:19 PM
When the Republicans bugged the DNC under Nixon he... by Joel Myron on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 2:04:22 PM
Comment from Ratings:   This is outragro... by And the beat goes on on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 2:11:41 PM
Political conventions should not bring out long sp... by Margaret Bassett on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 2:22:15 PM
She walked into her open hotel room to confront wh... by Joe Reeser on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 2:51:54 PM
Cindy is a huge threat to establishment politician... by Kathlyn Stone on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 3:02:06 PM
Maybe FBI involvement but most likely not. It'... by shirley reese on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 3:40:33 PM
I have some suggestions for Cindy.1) Always have s... by Paul Kruger on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 3:53:30 PM
A handy little tool can be a frequency scanner.&nb... by Samson on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2008 at 8:35:07 AM
an OEN reader posted a reference to this article. ... by Rob Kall on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 3:58:03 PM
If I didn't know better I would have thought i... by Kathlyn Stone on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 6:19:28 PM
What's the difference?And I mean that quite se... by Samson on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2008 at 8:38:27 AM
What does Daily Kos have against you? Some of thei... by Cinderfella on Tuesday, Aug 26, 2008 at 1:12:33 AM
Well ever since the Cheney episode I just ass... by Ben Marble, M.D. on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 4:10:07 PM
.. they go straight for your cell, even when it... by Aurora on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 4:27:44 PM
..yet no one is held accountable.Just like our gov... by LanceThruster on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 4:34:52 PM
.. of inviting her trailers for coffee.Who knows -... by Aurora on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 5:11:35 PM
What she should have done is had him arrested or t... by brian on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 5:33:17 PM
NOT to be bugged by these fascists. It should be a... by Ed Encho on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 5:47:36 PM
I'm concerned about more than Cindy being bugg... by jersey girl on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 7:31:12 PM
There is no question that it was a bug, because i ... by Steve Windisch (jibbguy) on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 7:33:16 PM
Comment from Ratings:   Vote for Cindy S... by m w on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 7:52:03 PM
We are talking scenarios on bugging. Here is anot... by Ecor on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 8:21:26 PM
I think she should sue the hotel. It's all of ... by Archie on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 9:50:01 PM
Cindy Sheehan is being bugged?  What a surpri... by Kenneth Barr on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 10:18:47 PM
she is running in the general election as an indep... by Cheryl Biren on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 10:47:09 PM
If this is happening to the good Ms. Sheehan, imag... by R. A. Louis on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 11:33:27 PM
Comment from Ratings:   I'm bugged that ... by Kim McDaniel on Tuesday, Aug 26, 2008 at 12:58:59 AM
That word instantly replaces 'Watergate', ... by meremark on Tuesday, Aug 26, 2008 at 3:24:46 AM
Why would the G.O.P. want anyone but Pelosi in cha... by Steve Windisch (jibbguy) on Tuesday, Aug 26, 2008 at 9:51:04 AM
It is only 'war gaming' the scene, supposi... by meremark on Tuesday, Aug 26, 2008 at 12:21:46 PM
Comment from Ratings:   Since Cindy is a... by kato krause on Tuesday, Aug 26, 2008 at 7:49:11 AM
I really doubt this guy was bugging her room. Ther... by arlen custer on Tuesday, Aug 26, 2008 at 11:31:16 AM