“What difference does that make?” said Simi Valley (CA) gold star mother Melanie House when asked if she was getting financial help for her flights to Idaho and Crawford TX to protest the war. She didn’t want to talk about it, reported ABC7, Oakland. But another mother, Karen Meredith, from Mountain View CA, also flown to Crawford, voiced some concern: “Sometimes things don’t feel quite right to me. They don’t feel wrong but maybe that’s how they do it in the marketing business.”
For the record, bills are being footed by Ben Cohen, of Ben and Jerry’s; MoveOn.org; Dem chairman Howard Dean’s organization, Democracy for America (“involved,” says ABC7); and the radical anti-war group Code Pink, organized by San Francisco’s Medea Benjamin, author of Don’t Be Afraid, Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks From The Heart: The Story of Elvia Alvarado and veteran organizer who was dragged off the 2004 Democrat convention floor in handcuffs.