March 16, 2004

Mr. Limbaugh, For your information, I am one of the widows you are wrongly accusing of being "schooled" by the Democratic Party. My name is Kristen Breitweiser. I am not a Democrat. I voted for President Bush. So did my husband who was killed on 9/11.

"Out, out damn spot!"

Kristen Breitweiser, Mr. Limbaugh, For your information, I am one of the widows you are wrongly accusing of being "schooled" by the Democratic Party. My name is Kristen Breitweiser. I am not a Democrat. I voted for President Bush. So did my husband who was killed on 9/11. I would encourage you to educate yourself on who I am, prior to your making erroneous statements about me on your radio show.

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Two 9-11 Widows Respond to Rush Limbaugh Attacks

[PHILADELPHIA -- March 10, 2004 -- ( --
Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh weighed in on the
subject of current George Bush campaign TV ads with
references to September 11, placed on the air by
Republicans during his nationally broadcast radio show
last Friday. The following two letters were written to
Mr. Limbaugh today by the two 9-11 widows whose voices
were used during his radio broadcast. The
controversial Limbaugh referred to Republican Kristen
Breitweiser and Monica Gabrielle as Democratic
"campaign consultants... not grieving widows...
obsessed with rage and hatred." [The responses and
transcript can be found by clicking on Full Story...

Anti-Bush 9/11 Families Backed by Heinz Foundation

March 9, 2004,

Listen to Rush...
(…recount just how on the money Friday's program was)


RUSH: I can now begin to take credit for some things
that happened on this program on Friday - A barnburner
of a program. You remember the program opened with
some audio examples that we had found of families,
certain family members, 9-11 victims, all saying the
same things. And I cringed. I couldn't believe that
the Democratic Party would sink this low , to exploit
and capitalize on the misery and loss of families. But
they did it. They found a way. In fact, they found
some family members - and I'm going to say this - they
found some family members who seemed to have more
concern over who the president of this country is than
over the sanctity of the loss of their own family
members. It is beyond the pale that this could happen.
It is beyond the pale, yet people cooperate with it,
and so much more has been learned about this since.

It turns out -- and, by the way, the thing I predicted
to you on Friday about the 9-11 coffins and "no
flag-draped coffins out of Baghdad," that has been
picked up. I told you that was a talking point. I told
you we're going to be seeing it over the weekend and
you did see it over the weekend, and these people are
very easily predictable. Well, it turns out that a lot
of these 9-11 family members are part of a political
organization that is funded in part by Teresa
Heinz-Kerry! Well, this stuff is incestuous! You know,
these people are poisoned. They have literally been
poisoned by their hate. They have been poisoned by
their rage. It is unbelievable, the depths to which
they will sink.

Here, for those of you that weren't here on Friday,
this is the montage. I'm just going to play it one
more time. This is two different women, and they
appeared on four networks: CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and NBC,
and they each have three phrases that they use
verbatim. And these were prepared. These were prepared
by Democratic campaign consultants. In fact, these
women sound like campaign consultants, not grieving
family members, and I was reluctant to make this
charge; it's the first thing that crossed my mind. As
I say, we've now learned all the organizational effort
that's going on behind this and these people are
indeed aligned with the Democratic Party, and it's
just… I do not know this kind of hatred; I don't know
this kind of venom; I don't harbor it; I never have; I
don't know what it's like to be governed by this kind
of rage, and I don't know what life must be like when
it is. I cannot relate. I cannot relate to being
obsessed with rage and hatred. I can relate to being
obsessed with love and infatuation, but I cannot
relate to being obsessed with all this hatred. I just
don't get it. It is unspeakable to me. It is dirty. It
is wounding. I think this stuff is absolutely poison,
the depths -- and Ted Kennedy on Friday goes to the
Council on Foreign Relations and -- I got the story
coming up -- makes all these wild accusations. John
Kerry himself is becoming, if you ask me, a walking
caricature of himself already. I think these people
have no clue.

You know, one of the things I said all during 2002, is
these people have not come to grips with the fact that
they're not the majority anymore, and if they have one
thing in common with Martha Stewart, and this is not
my comment on Martha Stewart , but not the whole
comment, but these people do not have the ability to
know how average Americans see them. They have no
empathy with average Americans. These family members
from 9-11 that are on this political witch hunt, the
Democratic Party, the presidential campaign leaders,
Kerry, all these people, all the Democratic
leadership, media, have no clue how they come across
to real people. And I don't think Martha Stewart did,
either. I think that's one of her one of her problems.

Another of Martha Stewart's problems, in fact, maybe
have been the biggest of her problems was the Clinton
years. She saw all of her buddies get away with what
she tried. And Clinton did. In fact, Bill and Hillary
got away with far more than what Martha Stewart did.
The difference is, Martha Stewart didn't have any love
for her on that jury. She didn't have any love for her
amongst average people, whereas the Clintons did. Just
a minor little point, but nevertheless.

Here, listen to this montage in case you missed it on
Friday, and understand that these family members are
actually part of the Democratic Party machine, as they
do this.

VOICE I: I think for someone like President Bush who
has not cooperated with this commission, who has
stonewalled this commission.

VOICE II: This president and his administration
blocked the creation of the commission, have
stonewalled the commission.

VOICE I: If this was realistic from the morning of
September 11th, it would show President Bush before a
group of school children listening to them read, while
the twin towers were burning.

VOICE II: If he wants to show a picture of 9-11
depicting what he was doing, it should be a picture of
him sitting and reading in a classroom to school
children. That's where he was on 9-11.

VOICE I: And we need to find out why 3,000 people were
murdered on his watch.

VOICE II: Well, you know, this happened on his watch.

RUSH: Yeah. Yeah, I'd love to hear some original
thoughts from any of these people, but I don't think
that the Democrats trust them to speak originally. Was
a piece -- I'm looking for it now. I should have put
it in the right order but I didn't. In the Wall Street
Journal yesterday from a woman named Burlingame , was
a little editorial, small little op-ed. And it has
some great lines in it. She's a family member of 9-11
that does not agree with these people and really rips
them to shreds in a very classy way.




[Response from Kristen Breitweiser]

Mr. Limbaugh,

For your information, I am one of the widows you are
wrongly accusing of being "schooled" by the Democratic

My name is Kristen Breitweiser. I am not a Democrat.
I voted for President Bush. So did my husband who was
killed on 9/11.

I would encourage you to educate yourself on who I am,
prior to your making erroneous statements about me on
your radio show.

I would also encourage you to visit the website of the
9/11 Family Steering
Committee( of which I am
a founding member.

The members of the Family Steering Committee (a
non-partisan, completely self-funded organization)
have been tireless advocates working to get answers as
to why our loved ones were killed on the morning of
9/11 and why this nation was so very vulnerable to
terrorism on that horrible day. In order to make this
nation safer and to ensure that our loved ones were
not killed in vain, we believe that we must learn from
the tragic failures that occurred leading up to and on

The only way we can be safe in the future is to learn
from the past. The only way we can have a thorough
examination of the past is with a cooperative
government. Sadly, President Bush has been our
biggest adversary in trying to find out what happened
on 9/11. And, after voting for him in the last
election, I am gravely disappointed in his behavior in
fighting this commission and their noble efforts to
explain why we as a nation were so vulnerable to
terrorism on 9/11.

I look forward to your apology.

Many thanks,

Kristen Breitweiser.

And, as an aside, you failed to mention the following
actual fact in your show: that Mayor Giuliani, Police
Commissioner Kerik, Former Fire Commissioner
Von-Essen, and 9/11 Widow Deena Burnett were "BOOKED"
BY THE GOP to go on those shows. (See Washington Post
article on Friday). I, on the other hand, was
"booked" by no one other than myself. Frankly, Mr.
Limbaugh, I expected better from you.


[Response from Monica Gabrielle]

Dear Mr. Limbaugh,

My name is Monica Gabrielle. I was forwarded a
transcript of your recent radio show. Plain and
simple – I expect an apology for your false statements
and erroneous accusations.

In order to enlighten you:

- NO Democratic or other party member “schooled” me or
prepared my statements! To date, I have been quite
capable of thinking for myself.

- Neither I, nor the Family Steering Committee has
received ANY FUNDING from ANY person or organization.
We are a completely non-partisan, self-funded

We have worked tirelessly for over 2 years to have the
facts surrounding the 9/11 attacks and the murder of
my husband along with 3,000 other innocent people
brought to light. Until we know why we, as a nation,
were left so utterly exposed, we will remain at risk.
In order to accomplish such a lofty goal, we need to
thoroughly examine what protocols and procedures were
in place prior to and on 9/11. We need to find out
where the breakdowns occurred.

Thus, ALL persons (BOTH political parties, BOTH past
and present administrations) with any relevant
knowledge need to share what they knew, when they knew
it. Only then can we truly find where the failures
occurred and correct them. Can we – as a nation –
demand any less?

Sadly, President Bush and his administration have been
staunchly opposed to any type of investigation into
the murder of 3,000 innocent souls (not to mention the
billions in property damage). This, to me, is
unimaginable. Who wouldn’t want to know how and why
all our defensive postures failed so miserably on
9/11? Who wouldn’t want to know that these “flaws”
have been properly fixed? Who wants to have the same
person/protocol in place today if it didn’t work on
9/11? Who wants to be the victim’s family member
speaking up the next time tragedy strikes?

We, as citizens with the help of the 9/11 Independent
Commission, have an opportunity to examine and
hopefully correct the flaws which led to the horrors
of 9/11 . We need to seize this opportunity –
together – to make us all safer and quell some of the

These are just a few of the issues which should have
been debated on your program. More are available on
our website ( The
attacking of 9/11 families with false, inflammatory
statements is beneath even you. Unfortunately, it
accomplishes nothing and serves only to avoid the real

I respectfully await your apology.


Monica Gabrielle



Posted by richard at March 16, 2004 11:42 AM