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Reacting to the Demise of OBL


I’ll let others do the commentary. From solemnity to humor, here are a few of the reactions to the death of Osama Bin Laden:

From Daily Beast blogger, Andrew Sullivan on what the President knew but didn’t let on about:

The poker face of the man has for the last few weeks been pretty damn impressive. Just because he’s calm doesn’t mean he isn’t lethal.

From New York’s Newsday newspaper:

Kathy Ugalde of Deer Park, whose father, Raymond Downey, chief of rescue operations for the FDNY, was killed, said her emotions ran the gamut from relief to sadness. “Ten years later, I feel a sense of relief to know they got the person who murdered my father,” she said.

“I do think it was something that had to be done, but all those poor souls, it will not bring them back,” said Joan Dwyer of Smithtown, whose son Patrick, 37, perished. Dwyer was a trader at Cantor Fitzgerald.

The Tweets (from Business Insider)

9/11 widow on my flight. In tears. Comforted by entire cabin. Life altering event to see- Jim Forman

Leave it to America to upstage a royal wedding- Emily Zanotti

Bin Laden dead; invasive TSA patdowns to be replaced by invasive TSA high-fives- Kris Straub

They should have captured Bin Laden alive and made him go through airport security 4 the rest of his life- Jeremy Hanks

Hm. Maybe this is what the Prez meant when he told Trump he had more important things to do- Andrea Seabrook

And from Tweet Soup.com

In one last act of terror Osama bin Laden ruined a great episode of Celebrity Apprentice last night. NBC’s special report on his death cutoff the last 30-minutes of the show, leaving Apprentice fans in the dark about who was fired on this week’s episode.

The main headline: Trump fired Hope Dworaczyk, 2010 Playmate of the Year.

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  1. Roz Stark
    May 2, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    My favorite of the comments:

    Hm. Maybe this is what the Prez meant when he told Trump he had more important things to do- Andrea Seabrook

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