Ah, I see the conservative blogs are abuzz with critisism of the King funeral yesterday. Poor George he had to sit there and listen to what 50 % of America think about some of his policies. A guy who is used to adoring audiences and softball questions had to squirm in his boots. I have to admit it was the best euology I had ever seen, it was a celebration of life rather than mourning.
From the Rev. Lowery:
"We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there. [Standing Ovation] But Coretta knew and we know that there are weapons of misdirection right down here. Millions without health insurance. Poverty abounds. For war billions more but no more for the poor."
From Jimmy Carter:
"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."
The crowd cheered as Bush, under fire for a secret wiretapping program he ordered after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, again smiled weakly.
Later, Carter said Hurricane Katrina showed that all are not yet equal in America.