Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Liberals Gone Wellstone

The debacle of the Paul Wellstone memorial service was revisited at the memorial service for Coretta Scott King. Drudge reports:
The outspoken Rev. Joseph Lowery, co-founder of Southern Christian Leadership Conference, ripped into President Bush during his short speech, ostensibly about the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. "She extended Martin's message against poverty, racism and war. She deplored the terror inflicted by our smart bombs on missions way afar. We know now that there were no weapons of mass destruction over there," Lowery said. The mostly black crowd applauded, then rose to its feet and cheered in a two-minute-long standing ovation . . . "But Coretta knew, and we know," Lowery continued, "That there are weapons of misdirection right down here," he said, nodding his head toward the row of presidents past and present. "For war, billions more, but no more for the poor!" The crowd again cheered wildly.
Jimmy Carter, not being satisfied with his place as the worst president and worst ex-president in American history, decided to increase the size of the ash heap upon which history will deposit his legacy:
Former President Jimmy Carter later swung at Bush as well, not once but twice. As he talked about the Kings, he said: "It was difficult for them then personally with the civil liberties of both husband and wife violated as they became the target of secret government wiretaps." . . . Later, Carter said Hurricane Katrina showed that all are not yet equal in America.
What's wrong with these people? They turn memorial services into political rallies. What ever happened to mourning or at least celebrating the life of the dearly departed? Most decent Americans think taking advantage of the dead for political purposes is disgusting and that was proven when Norm Coleman won Wellstone's Senate seat. Fortunately for the Democrats, this time the next election is nine months away.