Wednesday, February 08, 2006

"Shut up and MOURN!" (Coretta King's Funeral)

Writes's Ben Johnson:

If Laura Ingraham writes a follow-up book, it should be titled "SHUT UP AND MOURN!" Yesterday, the Left again chose division over reconciliation, bitterness over harmony, and the transient over the transcendent at the funeral of Coretta Scott King. For the third time in as many years, leftists politicized a funeral service. And the most outspoken partisans present were a failed former president and a man who once bestowed an award on Moammar Qaddafi.

I couldn't agree more. Catching snippets of the various speeches on the radio yesterday, I found myself actually embarrassed for former Presidents Clinton and Carter, along with their evidently adoring audiences.

In fact, I was halfway waiting for somebody -- perhaps the Rev. Joseph Lowery -- to blame President Bush for the lady's death...if not that of Martin Luther King himself.

May she rest in peace.