And no, this isn't a treatise on hairspray and acid washed jeans...
I've been holding out on commenting on Coultergeist's attacks on the "Jersey Girls", the handful of 9/11 widows that lobbied for an investigation into the attacks that killed their husbands and had the temerity to criticize a president whose domestic security policies are rivalled only by his diction in terms of sheer sloppiness.
Not any more. I've been holding out because the more people talk about that skank, the more they publicize her book. No more. The same dozen idiots that would have bought her book anyway will still go to the bookstore, their mouths rimmed with red koolaid, and plop down thirty bucks on a book that should have gone straight from the binders to the remainder shelf.
Maybe the "let's not talk about it and give them any more publicity" idea is what has allowed idiots like her to get a foothold in America to start with--- By not firing off at them as often as we should, we're allowing their claims to go unchallenged. For example, see "Kerry, John", whose inept campaign manager asked him to ignore the Swift Boat Veterans for Sale until it was already too late. Let their claims go unchallenged for a couple of months, and they become part of the accepted "wisdom".
Let her and the droolies that hang on her every word call me an angry liberal--- I really don't give a flying shit. Brassmask wrote on this subject very recently, and I have to give him proper credit for firing me up.
Coultergeist accused the Jersey Girls of enjoying their husband's deaths... Of using them for political gain.
We can cast aside this ridiculous argument on one simple set of grounds--- The only reason these ladies have a bully pulpit is that the Bush White House, which lacks the competence to hold a drunken pissup in an unlocked brewery, managed to make a priority of everything but national security in the opening months of their term. Of the eight months he had spent in office, 35% had been spent on vacation. He had spent so little time in the White House that I'm not sure he could have found the men's room on September 10th. But there was plenty of time for Cheney's Energy Task Force to pass around maps of the Iraqi oil fields.
If not for the work of the Jersey Girls, our government would have spent more time and effort investigating a jizz stain left on a blue dress than on the brutal attack that killed 3000 on American soil.
What did Dubya want to do with the investigation? Think back... His original choice for chairman was Henry Kissinger. On the one hand, that's a good idea--- Who better to investigate a terrorist attack than the guy responsible for more than a few (Including, incidentally, a coup in Chilé that just happened to have taken place on another 9/11 decades earlier)? But Kissinger isn't the guy you bring in off of the bench when you want the truth to come out. He's the guy you bring in when you want the truth buried so deep that it can't ever be found.
If not for the Jersey Girls, The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight would still be walking around, trying to tell the nation that no one could have foreseen a terrorist attack despite President Commodus getting a briefing in the middle of his vacation (Also known as the month of August) called "Osama bin Laden Wants To Strike Inside the US".
And what of their later criticisms of him? What has he done to tighten up domestic security? He restored air marshalls (On about 1% of flights), restoring a security protocol that was taken away by Republican deregulation from the Reagan White House. The same number of shipping containers coming through our ports are inspected--- Almost none. Our customs inspectors fail their occasional tests just as spectacularly as before. But hey, it's okay--- Because while Ahmad and Mohammed are flying into JFK on Saudi and Emirati passports, we're trying to stop Juan and Felipé from coming in to work for $3 per hour. I'm looking into the crystal ball and seeing Haliburton getting the no-bid contract to build the wall--- And using cheap Mexican labor for it.
Criticizing the Bush Cartel on domestic security? All that means is that the Jersey Girls have functional brain stems (If their brain stems weren't functional, Bill Frist would be diagnosing them on videotape).
Simply put--- Jersey Girls rule.
Anne, take that book, turn it sideways, and stick it straight up your Cheney.