Cindy Sheehan, she of anti-war protest fame, has promised to stick her head in an unlit gas oven to protest the 2,000th loss of life in Iraq. “A lot of my friends did the same thing when Jerry Garcia died. I thought it would have the same effect,” said Sheehan.

Before that though, she has said she will tie herself to the White House fence, an equally futile feat. Sean Penn plans full coverage of that event as he plans to strap some Hurricane Katrina evacuees to the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Park across the street in protest as a diversion.