What–you knew that already? Well, this time it’s because Ann had the temerity to criticize the “Jersey Girls”–the four 9/11 widows who decided that the massacre at the World Trade Center towers was actually the fault of George W. Bush, not the terrorists who bashed hijacked airplanes into the towers. (Thanks, Town Hall.)
The Jersey Girls were also miffed that Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice got to testify at the 9/11 investigation behind closed doors instead of being publicly pilloried for their supposed sins. Oh, and Bush finished reading that children’s story on 9/11, instead of bolting out the door and throwing a roomful of schoolkids into panic. So the Jersey Girls endorsed John F. Kerry for president in 2004.
Now, along comes mean ol’ Ann, in her new book, “Godless: The Church of Liberalism,” pointing out the obvious–that the Jersey Girls alone of the hundreds of women left widows that tragic day who decided to make political hay out of their misfortune. And Hillary did not like that one bit.
Calling the four “the Witches of East Brunswick” after the New Jersey town where two of them live, Coulter wrote theat they acted “as if the terrorist attacks happened only to them,” and “I’ve never seen people enjoying their husbands’ deaths so much.”
Hillary, who’s obviously on the presidential trail herself these days, declared that she found it “unimaginable that anyone in the public eye could launch a vicious, mean-spirited attack on people whom I’ve known over the last four and a half years to be concerned deeply about the safety and security of our country.”
Well, sorry, Hillary, and sorry, Jersey Girls: Yes, of course my sympathy and sorrow went out to you during the days after 9/11, as it did for all the others who lost husbands, wives, children, and siblings in that dreadful episode. But those others chose to mourn with dignity. You decided to play partisan politics. How surprised can you be that some people have taken offense?