Where's the outrage from Lieberman on Coulter
Where's the outrage Joe?
Senator Lieberman had no problem jumping in front of a camera, wagging his finger and ripping into President Bill Clinton in the late 90s during the Lewinsky scandal but as one of the sponsors of the bill that created the 9/11 commission, you would think he be critical of Ann Coulter's attack on the widows of 9/11. If it wasn't for the people like Kristen Breitweiser (part of a group of 9/11 widows called the "Jersey Girls") the 9/11 commission would of never existed.
So where's Joe when Ann Coulter attacks the very women that helped him out when he needed their assistance?
Oh, I get it, Coulter is a conservative and best friends of your pal Sean Hannity...
With the predictable regularity of a locust plague, Ann Coulter and her enablers at the once-reputable firm of Random House have issued yet another volume of fascistic entertainment. Now the hard-drinking, trash-talking, fortysomething bachelorette bills herself as a Christian moralist, in holy battle against the liberal heathens.
Too vicious, however, is the only way to categorize Ms. Coulter’s attempted assassination of the 9/11 widows known as the Jersey Girls, whom she accuses of “enjoying” the horrific deaths of their husbands in the World Trade Center inferno. She harangues them as “broads,” “witches” and “millionaires,” guilty of being “self-obsessed” and “reveling in their status as celebrities” while they are “lionized on TV and in articles about them.”
What is most disturbing about this episode is not that these women can be victimized by a brutal bully like Ms. Coulter, nor even that the mainstream media, which abandoned traditional standards of fairness and decency years ago, would eagerly assist her. That is our hideous political culture. What is most disappointing is the abject dereliction of the prominent politicians who worked so closely with the Jersey Girls.
John McCain and Joseph Lieberman, the Senate sponsors of the bill that created the 9/11 Commission, both believed that an independent investigation was essential for reasons of honor and national security. They both know that they could not have prevailed against the White House—and the Republican Congressional leadership—without the help of the widows.
In the fall of 2002, when their bill passed the Senate and the House, Mr. McCain acknowledged the efforts of the widows and their comrades. “I also want to put in a special word for the families,” he said after thanking his fellow statesmen. “Without their unstinting support and efforts, we would not be where we are today.”
In the summer of 2004, when the commission’s reform recommendations were debated, Mr. Lieberman praised all of the 9/11 families, including a special acknowledgment for the Jersey Girls. “I continue to be awed and inspired by your ability to turn your personal tragedies into better public safety for this nation,” said the Connecticut Senator.
But that was then, and this is now—and these two pious politicians remain silent in the face of a malevolent attack visited on their erstwhile friends. Both men know that it is a lie to call these women partisans or profiteers. Both know that these women—and the families they helped to lead—brought honor and purpose to a legislative process that is often petty and corrupt.
Shame on the silent Senators. And please, let’s hear no more from either of them for a while about tolerance, respect and decency.
Shame on you Joe. Where are you when a fellow conservative viciously attack the Jersey Girls character? If this were Michael Moore and not Ann Coulter, Joe would probably trip over himself as he jumped in front of a FOXNews camera with something critical to say.
Where are you now Mr. "proud" Democrat? Where are you when the Jersey Girls are being attacked by a vile, vicious, disgusting conservative (whos' a friend of your buddy Hannity)?
You silence speaks volumes of your character Joe and I only hope the Democratic voters of Connecticut are taking notice.
Again I ask you fellow voters who are voting in the primary, is Joe Lieberman the type of Democrat you want representing you in Washington?
I bet Ned Lamont would step up to the plate and defend the widows of 9/11...