Ted Rall for March 04, 2002
They're eerily calm. They smile and crack jokes and laugh out loud. They're the scourge of the media: Terror widows. Man: So when your husband called you from the 104th floor, he knew he was going to die? Woman: Oh, yes- he was on fire! By the way, Larry, that's a bitchin' tie! Woman 2: Of course it's a bummer that they slashed my husband's throat- but the worst was having to watch the Olympics alone! Woman 3: I keep waiting for Kevin to come home, but I know he never will. Fortunately, the 3.2 million I collected from the Red Cross keeps me warm at night. Woman 2: The unbearable grief of the empty spot in your conjugal bed must weigh down your heart with unimaginable pain. Woman 3: Huh? Oh, yeah, definitely. Next up: Terror window meets terror widower! Woman 4: A prenup?! I got $1.8 million from the airline security firm! Man 2: Yeah, but I sued the airline itself- I scored $5 million!