Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Jersey Girls Named 'Women of the Year'

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Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004 10:37 p.m. EST
Jersey Girls Named 'Women of the Year'

Four women who lost husbands in the World Trade Center attacks and used their connection to 9/11 to bash the Bush White House have been named "Women of the Year" by Ms. magazine.

"The 2004 Ms. Women of the Year included the 'Jersey Girls' (Kristen Breitweiser, Patty Casazza, Mindy Kleinberg, and Lorie Van Auken) the four 9/11 widows who made the 9/11 Commission happen," reports the Feminist Daily News Wire.

After complaining that President Bush failed to do enough to prevent the 9/11 attacks, the Jersey Girls signed on to John Kerry's presidential campaign, where they stumped side-by-side with the Massachusetts Democrat in a bid to counter his soft-on-terror image.

Others named "Women of the Year" by Ms. include Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., whose "courageous and determined actions," the magazine said, "saved the life of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti," and Betty Dukes, the lead plaintiff against Wal-Mart in the nation’s largest class action sex discrimination suit in history.

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