The Houston Chronicle reports that Cindy Sheehan, mother of Casey Sheehan who was slain in Iraq, plans to shift her focus from President Bush's Crawford ranch to Congress. The mother, who has held a vigil outside the ranch for the past several weeks, will lead a bus tour from Crawford to the White House on Thursday.
And her first stop along the way might be embattled Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay's district office.
"I just wanted to let him know so he'll be in his office when we get there," Sheehan said. "The president is not going to meet with us, probably. We the people need to influence our congressional representatives, and I hear he's pretty close by."
It doesn't look like Sheehan should expect hot coffee and freshly made chocolate chip cookies -- a spokesperson for DeLay said the Congressman's schedule had already been set and he would not change it.