NPR darling and essayist Sarah Vowell was on the Daily Show last night and the Oklahoma-born Montana State grad had a bone to pick with Republicans who have been ragging on New York City. Palin et. al. pay lip service to New York's bravery in 9/11 and then call us "elite" and unpatriotic behind our backs. Underminers! "They wrap themselves in our attack and then they leave and talk about what snobs we are," Vowell complained to Jon Stewart. And then she said maybe the most awesome thing I've ever heard on the Daily Show: "If the East Coast Is American enough For Al-Qaeda, It should be American enough for them." Preach! Clip above.
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"Our attack"? What, NY owns the 9/11 attack now? It belongs to them and them alone?
I agree with her message, and I've noticed it too. New Yorkers are brave heroes... until we're not talking about 9/11 anymore and then all of a sudden they're elitist, treasonous scum-bags. But that one line kinda... twigged me a little.