For The Record: Memorializing Stewart’s Beat Down Of Huckabee And Republicans For Abandoning 9-11 First Responders

We make this post knowing you’ve likely already seen it. We just want to record its happening as part of the STSOZ record. Jon Stewart’s wrenching explanation of how Senate Republicans and Fox News are telling dying 9-11 First Responders to pound sand crystallized where we are as a Nation. At issue is the Zadroga Bill, granting benefits and health care to those First Responders sick from the toxic Ground Zero site. That the guest was Mike Huckabee gamely plugging some Baby Jesus cheese book? Perfect.

Huckabee’s lame initial excuses for Fox ignoring the issue and Senate Republicans quickly evaporated. Like a trapped animal, his politician’s instinct for self preservation kicked in. He needed to think of video posterity. Huckabee’s stammering, deer-in-the-headlights look before belatedly calling on all Senate Republicans to support First Responders — priceless.

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We suspect you, Dear Reader, follow the Zadroga Bill more closely than this blog. Some may have been in the City that day. Or had friends or know someone connected to the tragedy. Who paying respects at Ground Zero in the aftermath can forget the acrid, thick air and pervasive dust cloud?

Thanks for patience with this post. We just wish to incorporate what Stewart said into the record here. It breaks our heart to think this may be just a foreshadowing of what is to come.