I really don’t want to write about the controversy over the “Ground Zero Mosque”/Park51 Islamic center. I worked in 2 World Trade Center from 1982 to 1985. I knew at least five people who died in the 9/11 attacks. I have a good friend who lost his son. But it’s become impossible not to take note of the Olympic scale of gutter-level P.R. whoring that’s going on around the issue, with (of course) politicians at the head of the line. Rick “How Low Can You Go” Lazio trying to find an issue on which to run for governor. A true two-dollar whore, Rick, that’s what you are. Newt Gingrich, you flatulent fraud, the whores who used to work the Port Authority Bus Terminal had/have more class/ decency/integrity than you on your very best day–ever. The Reverend (ha, ha) Terry Jones, head of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla. It’s incredible that the media has given this nut job/loser/publicity whore such attention. “World Outreach Center” my ass. He puts the Reverend Al Sharpton’s record-setting P.R. whoring in the Tawana Brawley fiasco of two decades (or is it three?) ago in the shade. (Al, you’re a pathetic piker forever exiled to the distant precincts of respectability.) And, since no parade—especially a P.R.-whore parade—could proceed without a grand marshal, who else should appear (surprise, surprise!) but the inimitable/inevitable whore of whores, the Von Hindenburg of self-inflation, Donald Trump? Get a load (sic) of the P.R. b.s. that the lap-dog/lackeys who work for the whore-in-chief dumped on the media today: “…real estate mogul [mongrel] Donald Trump said he had offered $6 million to buy out a major investor” in the planned mosque—“25 percent over the $4.8 million purchase price of the location.” The self-trumpeting, gas-filled P.R. Whores’ Hall of Famer went on in a letter released by his publicist (aka pimp), “I am making this offer as a resident of New York and citizen of the United States, not because I think the location is a spectacular one (because it is not), but because it will end a very serious, inflammatory, and highly divisive situation that is destined, in my opinion, to only get worse.” In a quick response, the investor spurned the offer. “‘This is just a cheap attempt to get publicity and get in the limelight,’ said his attorney, according to The Associated Press.” Imagine that: Donald Trump making a “cheap attempt to get publicity”–even at the expense of the tragedy of 9/11 and at the risk of exacerbating the growing level of nativist hysteria that is beginning to encircle Muslim Americans. Shocking! But wait! We can’t let it rest there. Let’s hear from Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Tiger Woods, Ryan Seacrest, et al. Shouldn’t Jerry Springer host a special edition of “American Idol” where we can put this whole issue to a vote?