XRuggerATX said, "On my way to work NPR said a small plane hit the WTC. I got into work and asked my boss to turn on the TV to CNN, mostly to see if I could put off actual work for a few more minutes. I watched as a large plane rammed a tower. I assumed I was watching a replay, then I realized the other tower already had a gaping, smoking hole in it, and for a split second I was pretty confused. Then I realized I had seen, live, the second tower get hit. After a brian-scrambled pause was the realization that we were basically, suddenly being attacked and, in that instant, at war.
We sat around for the next six hours watching it all unfold. My other boss decided he had to go out that afternoon and walk a restoration site we were working on, out in the woods, seperate from civilization. I'm sure it afforded him some valuable perspective that day.
His son got angry because he was predicting that our civil liberties would be toast (although I thought it was a bit too early and insensitive for him to be worrying about the FBI catching him smoking pot).
I decided we had pissed someone off badly and without protection from retaliation, and my suspicions of the danger of Bush's ineptitude were being realized. My tears that election night 10 months earlier were justified, even though my BF thought I might have been overreacting at the time (he has since called me one of the most intuitive people he's ever known).
I also realized with clarity that voters in this country should be far more responsible with their vote. It is incredibly irresponsible, and obviously dangerous (when repeated by millions of others), to cast an uninformed vote.
If Palin ever gets to be preseident, I would not be surprised if we have another similar attack on our soil...only next time tenfold in severity and loss of life."
You know, my secretary said of 9/11 "Thank God Gore isn't President" as a way to say that he wouldn't be up for the job. I responded, "Yeah, because 9/11 possibly might not have happened?"