Mark Udall Not a Truther in My Book
I'll make no bones about it; I am a Republican, and nothing would make me happier than to see the GOP take over the Senate this November. It would help quite a bit if they could oust Democratic Senator Mark Udall from Colorado.
But fair is fair. Apparently some conservative operatives are trying to claim that Udall is a 9-11 Truther moron, using this video:
This is selectively edited to indicate that Udall was claiming there was evidence of explosives planted in the Twin Towers. Of course, if you've ever attended any of these townhall meetings, you'll realize that what Udall was doing was repeating the comments of the 9-11 Truther audience member, so that everybody would know what he was responding to. If you watch this other video (slightly less edited), you'll see that in fact, Udall's response got the Truthers angry:
To me the key point in there is when he states (around 2:45) "When conspiracy theories surface, I almost always go to the stupidity theory. Or, more eloquently stated, "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." To me, that's a terrific retort to a conspiracy nutbar.
Further evidence that Udall has never been claimed by the Truthers as one of their own is evident. Look at the fruitcake site Patriots Question 9-11. Their home page lists many government nutbars, including definite Truthers like Jesse Ventura, Dennis Kucinich, and Cynthia McKinney. Do you really think that Udall, who would be the highest-ranking federal official to date to endorse the fruitcake theories, just somehow slipped under their radar?
Should Udall get an involuntary retirement from the voters? Count me as hoping it happens. But let's make it happen because of his real positions on the issues, not some fantasy BS.
Hat Tip to Consdemo from the comments section.