The Embarrassment of Sharing a Political Party with 9/11 “Truthers”

I’m embarrassed to learn, from this poll, that about a quarter of Democrats believe Bush purposely allowed 9/11 to happen.

It’s worth noting that people sometimes answer polls this way to express anger at someone or to be obnoxious and so aren’t really sharing their true beliefs. That caveat should probably also be applied to the poll’s finding that two thirds of Republicans aren’t sure whether Obama was born in the United States.

Still, if you are a 9/11 “truther,” let me ask you this: believing that your government contained people who were capable of ordering or at least allowing 9/11 to happen, did you continue to watch Monday Night Football 2002-2008? Get your hair done? Research the best kind of food to buy for your goldfish? Play World of Warcraft?

Did living in a country you believed to be run by murderers give you any sleepless nights at all, or were you able to accommodate yourselves to it pretty well?

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