September 23, 2005

Get Out the Vote

Newsday is conducting a poll:

Freedom Center backers say it will help people understand 9/11 sacrifices. Victims� families say controversy surrounding the museum will dishonor the dead. Do you think it belongs at the WTC site?
  • Yes, it will be a learning tool.
  • No, the site should be used as a memorial only.
  • Not sure.
Get up to speed. Go vote.
Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 23, 2005 06:55 AM | TrackBack

I also have the article the poll is linked to on my site

Posted by: Dan Kauffman at September 23, 2005 08:20 AM

Been covering the whole rebuilding of Ground Zero debacle pretty much since day 1 (over two blogs, my current one, and via - just follow link to discussion on Rebuilding WTC), and this is just the latest mess that Gov. Pataki finds himself in. The rebuilding process has been a series of crises that could have been avoided by limiting what would be rebuilt at the site to the following:

1) Memorial to 9/11
2) Museum on 9/11 showing artifacts and a factual history of the attacks
3) Retail space underground
4) Office towers reclaiming a significant portion of the 10 million sq. ft. found in the original twin towers
5) transportation hub

There was no need for a cultural center, yet the LMDC and Gov. Pataki wanted one. So, they got one - full of loony leftists (2 of 4 cultural groups involved, the Drawing Center and IFC) who wanted to leave their imprint on the site. They could care less about 9/11, and see this as a grand opportunity to get their message out on a high profile stage. Drawing Center dropped out, and the IFC is trying to pull the wool over people's eyes, and the NYT is a willing accomplice in that task by failing to account for the significant support for Burlingame and other 9/11 families opposed to the IFC participation at the site.

Posted by: lawhawk at September 23, 2005 10:34 AM

Wow, did you see the poll responses? 7000 think it's a bad idea, with 91 supporting and maybe 70 unsure. I'd say that's well within the margin of error.

Posted by: Josh at September 23, 2005 11:41 AM

Looks like "NO" is running away with it:)

Posted by: P. Campbell at September 23, 2005 10:58 PM