Diane Gooch Statement on Usama Bin Laden’s Death

“The world’s most notorious terrorist died as he lived his life; as a coward.  Our brave soldiers and intelligence officers deserve our eternal gratitude for their sacrifice and devotion to their mission of protecting America from those who wish to destroy us.  I thank Presidents Bush and Obama for pursuing justice to its conclusion and hope that this achievement will reunite Americans behind the global War on terror that our incredible military and intelligence personnel fight for our protection every day.  My family has worked to move beyond the tragedy that Bin Laden brought to us on September 11th, 2001.  He took my brother and countless friends that day, and it is on their behalf that I feel a measure of satisfaction in Bin Laden’s demise.”

Posted: May 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Bin Laden, Diane Gooch | Tags: , | 10 Comments »

10 Comments on “Diane Gooch Statement on Usama Bin Laden’s Death”

  1. Pat said at 2:42 pm on May 2nd, 2011:


    When Diane Gooch actually does something other than marry well, please let me know. Until then …

  2. Justified Right said at 3:59 pm on May 2nd, 2011:

    Hey Pat,

    Considering that Osama killed her brother on 9/11, I’d say Diane is the most uniquely qualified among is to give reaction to his demise.

    A little respect is in order.

  3. Bobby's Brother said at 5:45 pm on May 2nd, 2011:

    Tommy, Diane Gooch issued this press release in order to advance her political ambitions. Art Gallagher published her opinion because she is a Republican with political aspirations that also has, thanks to her husband, considerable wealth.

    Why hasn’t Art contacted the 100+ other Monmouth County families of victims that died on 9/11? Why hasn’t he published their opinions on Bin Laden’s death? Do you think that maybe the fact that Diane Gooch is a Republican with a fat check book & political aspirations might have something to do with it? Incidentally, why did Diane Gooch issue a press release in the first place?

    I am sorry Diane Gooch lost a brother on 9/11. I pray for the soul of her brother. (I also pray for my brother.) That said, being the sister of someone who died on 9/11 doesn’t, in and of itself, make her opinion newsworthy. It just makes her a victim.

    Again, when Diane Gooch actually does something other than marry well, please let me know. Until then …

    Incidentally, if you are looking for a hero, might I suggest Robert Dismas McMahon of the FDNY. When the planes hit those towers, Mrs. Gooch’s brother was trying to get out. Bobby McMahon was fighting to get IN those towers. (And he did get in.) They both died. God bless both the hero and the victim. In the meantime, please recongnize that merely being related to a victim doesn’t make your opinion newsworthy. God knows I know as much.


  4. ArtGallagher said at 5:56 pm on May 2nd, 2011:

    Bobby’s Brother,

    Contacting the 100+ people who lost family members on 9-11 could make a compelling story.

    As you know, and often take advantage of under various pseudonyms and email addresses, I am very liberal about publishing opinions here.

    How about you post how Bin Laden’s death impacts you, rather than disparage the remarks of a fellow victim.

  5. Bobby's Brother said at 6:35 pm on May 2nd, 2011:

    I lost a brother, Art. He was a good man, even if I am not. Again, Bobby was a REALLY good man. The world is a worse place because he is gone.

    A short story about Bobby… He took a wood shop class in high school. He loved it. He was good at it. It became something more than a hobby to him. It became sort of a passion for him. He built tables and benches and furniture for familes that couldn’t afford as much. He was a big supporter of Catholic Charities. Even though he barely had any money to pay his own bills, much less do charity work, he built over a 100 tables and benches for poor familes — tables that poor familes now eat their meals on even to this day. (He was in his 30’s when he died.)

    After he died, they brought one of his tables into the bar in Queens that he frequented. It is still there. (On Bobby’s birthday, my brothers and I go to that bar and slam down our shot glasses after toasting our brother.)

    Bobby was, like me, blue collar proud. A proud member of the Knights of Columbus, he went to Mass every morning. He prayed the Rosary every night. He certainly had his faults. He drank too much. He was always behind in his bills. He was all to quick to throw a punch. He was also quick to forgive. He went to confression often. He was a good Catholic. I loved him. I am a better man because of him and his example.

    Bobby left a wife and family behind. I don’t think he ever made more than $60K a year (with overtime). That said, he was an honorable, Catholic man. I hope that when I leave this world, they will say half as much about me.

    PS – I like your liberal publishing policies. They serve us both very well. And thanks for being almost as forgiving as my brother was.

  6. ArtGallagher said at 6:40 pm on May 2nd, 2011:

    Thanks for sharing about Bobby

  7. Justified Right said at 12:48 pm on May 3rd, 2011:

    Dear Pat/Bobby’s Brother,

    In case you didn’t notice, this is a Monmouth County political website, and Diane is a Monmouth County politician.

    That’s why it makes sense for Art to seek and publish the words of Diane over the words of other victim’s relatives who are not Monmouth County politicians.

    If this were a woodworking website, it would make sense for you to be the go to guy on the issue.

    Sorry about your brother. Sounds like my kind of guy.

  8. Bobby's Brother said at 12:48 pm on May 11th, 2011:

    Thanks, Tommy, for the kind words about Bobby. I think you would have liked him. You two probably would have fought if you met, particularly if you were drinking together, and particularly if you started talking politics. That said, I also think you would have wound up liking each other. Again, he was a good man. Such was Bobby; such, I suspect, are you. (I’m a fan of your writing, by the way, even if you are wrong often.)

    With respect to the above, and in retrospect, I probably shouldn’t have used an “Osama is dead/ Let’s Recall 9-11” sort of blog thread to bitch about Diane Gooch. I don’t like the woman. I think she is unaccomplished. I think she is the poster child for all that is wrong with the New Jersey Republican party: liberal, weathly, out-of-touch, Christie-Todd-Whitman/Tom Kean-like, country club-type, etc. I certainly don’t think she helps the conservative and/or Republican cause. That said, I will wait for another day and another thread to talk further about Diane Gooch. In the meantime, please know that I both know and appreciate the loss that she & her family suffered on 9/11 and beyond. My apologies to her for not showing the appropriate respect in my remarks above. Again, my prayers are with her and her family for their loss.


  9. Jimmy said at 8:17 am on June 27th, 2011:

    Bobby’s brother is not Roberts brother and probably has never met him either. I know all of Bobbys brothers and you are not one of them. You are however a scumsucking piece of trash and you are tarnishing the name of a great family by leeching yourself onto it. I hope you come to a miserable end in this life and people that never met you write stupid remarks about you because I’m sure that anyone that does know you won’t want to be linked to you slug.

  10. jimmy said at 9:26 am on June 27th, 2011:

    “bobbys brother” is a fraud and a snake.