This is an update to my earlier post here about U.S. Senator Patty Murray and the $1,000 a plate fundraiser she held on the morning of 911 in Washington D.C.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer picked up the story in its Saturday edition and included Ms. Murray's defense:
But Murray defended the event, pointing out that she attended a candlelight ceremony in Seattle Thursday evening and stressing that she has worked hard to improve the nation's security in the wake of the attack.
"I woke up (Thursday) morning with a sense of sadness of what happened two years ago," she said in an interview. "Certainly I weighed everything I did (Thursday) against that, as I'm sure every American did.
"Every American works through that day in their own way. I think any attempt to try pinpointing this as something else is politicizing the day."
Let me get this straight. Patty holds a $1,000 a plate fundraiser for her campaign, (apparently her way of grieving), instead of maybe going to the office to do some work, or possibly attending a memorial for the victims. But of course, she's not politicizing the day. No, of course not. Anyone who complains that she spent the morning collecting checks for her upcoming campaign, we're the ones who are politicizing. Uh....Sure.
Seattle Democratic strategist Cathy Allen adds:
"With all due respect to the tragedies, there is a saturation point where the heart can't bleed any longer. I think most people are trying their best to move on. Most people now, when it comes to news of fund-raisers, most people's eyes just glaze over."
"The heart can't bleed any longer"..........."people are trying their best to move on", (what we're suppose to forget there's still a war on terror?) I dare her to say that to 3,000 families who lost their loved ones! I see no "due respect" in that statement. In other words she just said..........Get Over It Already! Hmmmm. I wonder if we can find a picture of Cathy Allen anywhere?
If you can stomach it, read the whole thing here.
Well my eyes are not glazed over and I will not be getting over it anytime soon. How about you?
Time to get out the dart board.
Link via The Drudge Report