Wednesday, February 08, 2006

King Funeral turns Political.

Hat tip: Texas Fred

(From the Drudge Report)


Tue Feb 07 2006 15:49:48 ET

Today’s memorial service for civil rights activist Coretta Scott King — billed as a “celebration” of her life — turned suddenly political as one former president took a swipe at the current president, who was also lashed by an outspoken black pastor!

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.

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I turned on Fox News just in time to hear "No Weapons of Mass Destruction," and I just thought "oh, great, here we go again." In no means do I idolize MLK or Coretta Scott King, but I think that it's very disappointing that these people couldn't get through a funeral without being political. Very, very disappointing.