We Have a Winner!
In the short 15 months that the Huffington Post has been around, it's had more than its share of idiotic posts by idiotic people. But there can't be anything more stupid
than this post by Russell Shaw.I hope and pray we don't get hit again, like we did on September 11. Even one life lost to the violence of terrorism is too much.
If I somehow knew an attack was coming, I wouldn't pause for a second to report it in order to prevent it from occuring.
Note to terrorists: Don't let Russell Shaw in on the plot.
But the jaw-dropping part of this post comes later:What if another terror attack just before this fall's elections could save many thousand-times the lives lost?
How could that happen, you ask? Well, according to Russell, the terrorist attack could peel just enough voters away from the Republicans to get the Democrats back into power, which would save millions of lives via stem cell research, support for mass transit, stricter gun control, etc.
There are quite a few problems with this analysis, starting with the notion that the Democrats would save all those lives. Second, who's to say that a terrorist attack would drive the voters away from the Republicans?
And third, yes, it's disgusting to root for something bad to happen to sabotage the Republicans. There are a lot of Democrats hoping that we have a bad hurricane season like last year, to drive down Bush's poll numbers. Yeah, it'll suck for those who lose their homes and their lives, but the rest of us will be better of with Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Reid.