Rosie Vs Delay — just as long as they’re not jello wrestling

She’s not my favorite person in the world, but I can’t help but feel a little something tender for Rosie O’Donnell these days.

Yes, she’s loud. Yes, she has made horribly stupid remarks in the past. And sure, she never really fooled me with that ‘nice’ act, but to have Tom Delay up your ass for saying out loud what a lot of Americans are thinking these days can’t be fun at all.

If you don’t spend all your time reading CNN.com and People.com like me, let me give you a quick rundown of the controversy: Delay, the former House Majority leader who resigned earlier this year under speculation of financial wrongdoings, is pissed at Rosie for a few things, but most notably, her continual questioning of the 911 tragedy. Rosie has publicly stated that she will seek “a rigorous truth” about September 11th , which basically means is that there are a lot of questions she feels have gone unanswered about the event. Delay claims that O’Donnell is blaming President Bush for the attacks, throwing conspiracy theories around and letting the ‘terrorists’ off easy.

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The thing is, there have been conspiracy theories floating around since day one. Rosie O’Donnell is not the only person, by far, who has made remarks claiming Bush and his administration have made America less safe. If Delay wanted to go after every person who used their free speech to criticize the president, he’d be chasing down half the world.

Rosie is loud. She’s outspoken. She doesn’t sit quietly when she’s been insulted. And she believes in the power of free speech. Her personal quarks aside, I can’t say I disagree with her. We should be allowed to say whatever we want. We should be ready for the consequences of saying whatever we want (Right, Imus?), but we should still be able to say it.

What do you think, lovelies? Exercise that free speech muscle!

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