Inside Job

In my last post, I showed you my favorite pictures from the Tax Day Tea Party event in Las Vegas. This is my favorite person I met there. He was sitting off in the corner, near the park entrance, with his big sign: “9/11 Was An Inside Job.”

Man with sign saying 9/11 was an inside job

He was the sanest, most rational person I met that day. I know, it sounds odd to describe a 9/11 Truther as sane and rational, but hear me out. I was, after all, in the middle of a crowd of teabaggers.

The difference between the teabaggers and the Truthers isn’t so much what they believe. His theory—that the 9/11 attacks were arranged by Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld—is straight out of 24, and I don’t buy it. It’s not, though, as crazy as the Tea Party bollocks. The 9/11 attacks were the best thing that ever happened to the Bush Administration, and Dick Cheney is evil, so it’s a tempting story.

I don’t know what makes people latch onto ideas like this. What I do know is that, in a sea of teabaggers, he was an island of sanity. And a hell of a nice guy.