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Green Party Candidate On A “Beautiful” 9/11

by | 14th, April 2007

IS there something about the Green Party that attracts loons?

Hereunder is a story about the Green party candidate in Vancouver who enjoyed 9/11 but thinks its all bogus anyway.

It’s not too unlike those Holocaust deniers who say the mass murder of millions of Jews never happened but wouldn’t it be terrific if it did.

BEGINS:

A federal Green party candidate in Vancouver-Kingsway is standing behind a controversial editorial he wrote more than four years ago in which he describes the falling of the World Trade Center twin towers as “beautiful.”

The editorial, entitled, A Revolting Confession, was first published on Nov. 28, 2002 in an alternative newspaper, The Republic of East Vancouver, which Kevin Potvin founded.

“When I saw the first tower cascade down into that enormous plume of dust and paper, there was a little voice inside me that said, ‘Yeah!’ When the second tower came down the same way, that little voice said, ‘Beautiful!’ When the visage of the Pentagon appeared on the TV with a gaping and smoking hole in its side, that little voice had nearly taken me over, and I felt an urge to pump my fist in the air,” Mr. Potvin wrote in the editorial.

The 44-year-old bookstore owner, who ran for municipal office in Vancouver in 2005, said he at first

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