Wednesday, February 08, 2006

"Do you really do this at a funeral?"

Former Presidents Carter and Clinton exploited the occassion of Coretta Scott King's funeral to take political jabs at current President Bush regarding the war in Iraq and domestic counter-terrorism wiretapping. CNN senior analyst Jeff Greenfield, former speechwriter for Robert Kennedy (a civil rights hero who nonetheless authorized wiretapping of Martin Luther King, Jr.) asks:

"Do you really do this at a funeral? "... I think on appropriateness grounds, you probably would be a lot more subtle. I mean, this -- the idea of civil rights in America has become now a consensus. There is nobody arguing that Martin Luther King was on the wrong side of history. And probably if you want to make your political points about the president, there are other venues to do it." Article.


At 2/08/2006 12:06:00 PM, Blogger deanna said...

Yup - in very poor taste, but typical political fashion. I think the culpability falls on those who invited them to speak! but what do I know?


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