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Memo to Wolf Blitzer: Americans Really Are as Smart as Brits

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Thanks, Wolf. You managed to insult all of your audience and most of America with one question posed in a few teaser words.

Ending the 4:27 p.m. EDT break on Friday with -- and I paraphrase -- British citizens alerted police to the suspicious cars that were loaded with bombs. Are Americans smart enough to do the same? We'll be back after the break.

If he thought this up on his own, he's not too savvy. If it was his writers, he should get some new ones.

Dumb question, Wolf. Wrong question, too, asked of the wrong people.

It's not the American public and their acuity to things amiss that you have to worry about, it's the cement heads in the government.

You know, Wolf, the ones who didn't heed Bill Clinton's warnings. The ones who went on vacation and didn't take the national security report with them for a bit of light summer reading.

The same ones who paid no attention after being told that suspicious foreigners were taking take-off and fly lessons, but didn't give a rat's ass about learning how to land. It was one of our "dumbest" citizens who alerted authorities to that, and they in turn, ignored the warning.

Those are the ones you should be worried about, Wolf, and address your question to.

How about asking that of the one who got on Thee TV and said in the wildest of wild dreams, who would have thought terrorists would fly planes into building?

Hmmmmmm. Let me see. Author Tom Clancy thought of it. Even put it in one of his novels. Years before, the scripters of "The Medusa Touch" staring Richard Burton and Lee Remick put it in their movie.

Before that, a few hundred Japanese thought to dive planes "down" into ships, so it's only logical that one or more people might think of driving them "up" into buildings.

Perhaps the best example of someone to ask that of is the man who went into a classroom after learning that a plane flew into a building, and sat there and continued to read something about a goat for seven infamous minutes after learning a second plane had crashed into a building.

Unless the conspiracy theorists are right, and he knew about the attacks in advance, who has the lack of curiousity, or imagination, or sense to know when something is wrong? Him or us?

Wolf, give us a break. You can come up with better teasers to get us to stick with you and wait for another segment of your droning on and on after we sat through another seemingly ending series of muted commercials.

This American, like most Americans, is smart enough to report suspicious activity or packages or smoking cars or a package on a railroad track.

I'm also smart enough to know when to go...Click! Gone to another station where my intelligence is not insulted.
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Sandy Sand began her writing career while raising three children and doing public relations work for Women's American ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Training). That led to a job as a reporter for the San Fernando Valley Chronicle, a (more...)
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