According to persistent rumors, President Bush is planning to accept the Republican nomination for president at Ground Zero in New York, during the Republican Convention this fall.
“We read that and we were just sick to our stomachs,” says David Pototari, co-director of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.
“It’s totally inappropriate,” says Kristen Breitweiser, whose husband, Ronald, was killed at the World Trade Center. “The president won’t testify before the entire 9/11 commission, he won’t testify under oath, and he fought the creation of the commission for one year. So for him to have the audacity to even think of going to ground zero is absolutely deplorable. That’s sacred ground. That’s solemn, holy ground where my husband and 3,000 others were murdered. It doesn’t belong to politics.”