December 11, 2005


Anna has Rush on venom (MICHAEL O'KEEFFE, T.J. QUINN & FRANK ISOLA, 12/11/05, NY Daily News)

Is Anna Benson right-wing America's next great political commentator?

The wife of Mets pitcher Kris Benson opines on the important issues of our times on her Web site,, sounding an awful lot like Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh - that is, if Hannity or Limbaugh were former strippers turned lad-mag models.

Anna B. takes no prisoners, for example, in an open letter to anti-war filmmaker Michael Moore: "You are a selfish, pathetic excuse for an American, and you can take your big fat ass over to Iraq and get your pig head cut off and stuck on a pig pole," she writes.

"Then, you can have your equally as-fat wife make a documentary about how loudly you squealed while terrorists were cutting through all the blubber and chins to get that 40-pound head off of you."

Then there's Benson's open letter to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: "I wear fur. I wear dead rabbits and dead minks and dead anything that will keep me warm. I love it. I don't like to be cold, and nothing keeps me warmer than my dead animals. Between my furs and my shoes, I have a whole zoo in my closet. I also love to eat meat. I eat meat twice a day because I need the protein and soy gives me painful gas." [...]

Although Benson never seems reluctant to speak her mind, she actually believes people should shut up and get in line when it comes to President Bush. "I support the president and I support the troops in Iraq," she says. "I leave the politics to the politicians. I try to trust the politicians as much as possible."

Benson, however, has definitely ruled out running for office. "Honey," she says, "I got too much baggage."

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 11, 2005 8:18 AM

"Benson, however, has definitely ruled out running for office. "Honey," she says, "I got too much baggage."

Has anybody seen a picture of her? I have, and she also has a lot of chest. Mom, apple pie and Anna Benson. What a country.

Posted by: AllenS at December 11, 2005 12:16 PM

Anna, I am yours!

Posted by: Palmcroft at December 11, 2005 7:59 PM

These kinds of things can be enjoyable when you agree with them, but absolutely useless for propaganda. She has the potential for more harm than good to both her family and her cause. But the dead animals stuff was funny.

Posted by: RC at December 12, 2005 3:39 AM

The poor woman must get pretty bad backache.

Posted by: Ali Choudhury at December 12, 2005 4:52 AM

She suffers that the rest of us might benefit.

Posted by: David Cohen at December 12, 2005 5:46 PM

Imagine how empty her life would be if Kris still pitched for the Pirates.

Posted by: jim hamlen at December 12, 2005 11:06 PM