Making Politicians Uncomfortable

The following letter was sent to a prominent 9/11 activist:

"My wife is kind of an activist and has really picked up the cudgel regarding 9/11. She was on a championship speech and debate team in HS with Jane Pauley in Indiana and doesn't have much fear in standing up and confronting people in public. She is a graduate of Purdue University.

Two weeks ago she prepared a long paper on 911 and its implications and went down to UVSC from Bountiful three separate times on three separate days trying to talk to some of the politicos there. The settings were large classrooms containing about 50-70 people.

The second day she was able to confront Rep. Chris Cannon and to talk to him and get her paper to him. He seemed receptive to some degree . . . .

The third day she raised the same issues with [U.S.] Sen. Bennett, asking him if he had any suspicions about what caused the buildings to collapse. Now understand this is a campaign forum in probably a political science classroom controlled by a teacher of the class. Sen. Bennett said if there had been any skullduggery he would have heard about it because you 'hear everything in Washington DC, there are no secrets there'. Ruth responded by mentioning that the Manhattan Project involving thousands was kept secret for years without anything getting out about it, for fear of losing security clearances and perhaps other penalties. Sen. Bennett turned very red in the face and neck and did not respond. She then asked him about Bldg 7 and he said that the airplane flying into it caused the damage. Ruth responded by saying that the towers had planes flying into them, but not Bldg 7. Ruth then said that Bldg 7 was on the other side of Bldg 6 and Vesey Street and Bldg 6 was damaged much more and did not collapse. Sen. Bennett said he was there (she is a little uncertain about his saying this; he may have said he talked to someone that was there) and the shock wave caused Bldg 7 to collapse. Ruth responded by saying a lot of the windows in Bldg 7 were still intact when it fell. At that point Sen. Bennett refused to talk to Ruth anymore and directed his attention to other students. He stayed cool the rest of the time but his face and neck remained very red. He was not happy about the questions.