Just how long is seven minutes?

In seven minutes, you will be redirected to another page. Please wait the entire time so you can experience the long, vast void of time that is seven minutes. This is how long George W. Bush sat and stared out into space on September 11 after having just been told that the country was under attack. He didn't stand up. He didn't ask for more info. He didn't even say anything in response. He just sat there and stared, picking up a nearby storybook to look busy. He did this for seven minutes...in the nuclear age.

I don't know about you, but I want a president who wouldn't hesitate to actually get up and find out what the hell is going on after having been told that we're under attack. To me, that's a little more important than putting on a firefighter's helmet and speaking into a bullhorn afterward.

Let's hope we never have another seven minutes like that again.