Sheehan, who will run as a candidate from the Peace and Freedom Party, dismissed Democratic Gov.
To say the affair was put together on a shoestring would be an understatement. Sheehan, who did not apply for a permit typically needed to hold a rally on the Capitol steps, arrived to find another rally in progress -- one protesting Brown's plan to expand state prison capacity. Some of her supporters joined that rally, and Sheehan made use of the group's public address system for her own news conference.
"Quickly," she called to supporters, summoning them to the stage after the prison rally was over. "I don't want them to take the podium away."
When that didn't do the trick, her campaign manager pulled a red plastic whistle from underneath his paint-stained shirt and blew a single blast to get their attention.
Dressed in a yellow T-shirt and Velcro-strapped sandals, Sheehan criticized Brown's unwillingness to put a moratorium on extracting oil through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a procedure that critics say could contaminate drinking water and stimulate earthquakes. She noted Brown has received a $27,200 campaign contribution from
"I would rather have 27,200 people send one dollar each," she told a small handful of cheering supporters.