The anti-war mom who famously camped out on then-President Bush’s doorstep is so offended by press secretary Robert Gibbs’ statement that Obama’s critics on the left ought to be drug-tested, she has challenged him to a “urine duel.” “I have no drugs in my system and nothing to be ashamed of — it’s Gibbs and the Obama regime that should be ashamed,” Sheehan said in a statement.

Cindy Sheehan / Press Release:

In Response to Robert Gibbs, Cindy Sheehan Challenges him to a Urine Duel

Oakland, California – August 10, 2010 –

Today, in response to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ insensitive remarks harshly and very unprofessionally criticizing the “professional left” for principled criticism of President Obama, Cindy Sheehan had this to say from her Oakland, Ca. home:

“I want to make it very clear that I am not a hypocrite and any criticisms I have made of Obama are the exact same things I said when George Bush was president because the same foreign policies have continued, if not worsened during the tenure of the Obama administration.”

In an interview with The Hill magazine released today, Gibbs stated that critics of Obama on the left need to be “drug tested.”

“I will put my urine up against Gibbs’ any day, and in fact, will travel to Washington, DC to give him a fresh and warm sample–I actually think supporters of Obama should be tested for ‘Hopium’ in their urine, myself,” Sheehan continued. “Since Gibbs is a liar and a jerk, I will challenge him to a pee-off.”

“I have remained consistent and ideologically pure in my activism and am highly offended that Gibbs would want to use such divisive language–is he trying to distract us from his boss’s dismal performance on just about every issue he has faced–not to mention the environmental catastrophe in the Gulf?”

“I have no drugs in my system and nothing to be ashamed of–it’s Gibbs and the Obama regime that should be ashamed,” finished Sheehan.

Cindy Sheehan is the mother of Specialist Casey Austin Sheehan who was killed in Iraq on April 04, 2004. Since then she has traveled the world seeking peace and justice and is the host of her own internet talk show: Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox. She is also the Co-Founder and National Director of Peace of the Action and has spent considerable time in Washington DC since Obama became president seeking answers from him as to why the wars continue.

Sheehan lives in Oakland, Ca, is the mother of three surviving children and the very proud Gigi of three grandchildren and likes to spend every free minute playing with them.

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