Jane Stillwater, a liberal blogger goes to Baghdad

This woman is either brave or nuts. She is a 60 something from Berkley and a member of the old guard known as hippies. She is in the Green Zone as a blogger on a shoe string budget..and thats putting it mildly. IraqSlogger makes fun of her here. A brief excerpt of what they have to say about Jane:

Is Jane the vanguard of a new left-of-left wing blogohippies soon to haunt the Green Zone singing Kumbayah at the DFAC and doing sit-ins at Gate 12? Not really, but she is worth rooting for. Her ability to get a CPIC card (a useless piece of plastic that doesn’t get you anywhere except not arrested) is worth noting. She travels free of security and black GMC’s, free of heavy gear and technology, free of access, support or survival skills..and in Jane’s case free of any funding or responsibility to cover the war under normal journalistic standards.

Jane is over there without body armor, without a computer and god knows what else. Her blog is here. She seems very naive to me, I don’t know what she was expecting. She was there for McCain’s recent stroll through Baghdad outside the green zone. She went to his news conference and actually asked him a question.

Jane hasn’t been outside the green zone yet and she is chomping at the bit. She gets excited at seeing a military issued Hummer up close and personal. She describes in detail MRE’s. She reviews the military chow hall in Kuwait for her readers. But her claim to fame so far is this:

She asked ol Weathervane McCain a question during his ‘press conference’ and she got a “no comment” out of the dipshit. Good on ya Jane! That exchange is about half way down the blog. She has a rudimentary blog so there aren’t any permalinks to individual posts.

Good Luck Lady Jane, be as safe as you can in a warzone. I will follow your adventure. You got some big brass ones chicklet.

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Posted on April 5, 2007, in Blogger in Baghdad, Jane Stillwater. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the link…she sounds like a salty old sea dog. Good for her and I certainly hope she lives to come home and tell her tales. The Green Zone isn’t so safe anymore I hear. I really hope Pelosi is working hard at ending this thing. And when she does…she should run for president…I’d vote for her.

  2. Wow. I just read almost the whole thing. This lady just went there? How do you do that? Hell I am not doing anything – I could have gone. Think there are any fish in the Tigris River? I am crazy enough to think about fishing in it. You need to stop by my site today. I got some Iguana Music I know you will like.

  3. I’ve been following this blog since finding it for a little over a week.She doesn’t answer email at this time, but have put in a call for a post at PT when time allows.Here’s hoping she will. ; )

  4. Excellent stuff…I’ve been reading up on Jane Stillwater lately…a real rabble-rouser & a fine example of walking the walk. An inspiration!!!ps. How ya doin, friend???

  5. i’ve also been reading abt ms. stillwater and admire her courage, and her fearless curiosity. she’s an inspiration regarding what a single personcan do to help the world (her and the 20K who didn’t vote in florida all those years ago).

  6. Hey, dusty…great post, ya good writer. Here’s to ending the war.

  7. blogswarm this weekend- come on and join us!

  8. Wow … I don’t know whether to admire her or pity her. So perhaps I’ll do both. There’s no way in the world I’d do that — and then again, by reading her story I’m yet again reminded how privileged I am to live in a place where I can provide food and shelter for myself after a mere nine-hour workday, and possess the freedom to rail against my government all the livelong day. And that’s a reminder that can’t come often enough. Good on ya, Jane Stillwater.

  9. Like what my neighbor told me when I was preping for a cross-state bike ride.“More balls than brains!” Jane, I wish you the best of luck and for your safe return.

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