Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Giving Bush The Gears

Right-wing pundits in the US are all in a tizzy about the comments of Rev. Lowery who said at the funeral of Coretta Scott King: "She deplored the terror inflicted by our smart bombs on missions way afar," Lowery said. "We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there. But Coretta knew, and we knew, 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." The tighty righties would have you believe that a funeral is no time to be making political statements. But this is no normal funeral, Coretta Scott King, and her husband Dr. Martin Luther King are political symbols, they are the American embodiments of the human rights movement. Jimmy Carter said in his speech at the funeral, the Dr. Martin Luther King was the greatest leader of his state, and probably the greatest leader of the United States. Coretta Scott King continued her husbands legacy, and if the Bush administration, and its propaganda/smear brigade that is the right-wing punditry are not able to live up to the leadership, and legacy that the King's embodied, they deserve to be given the gears.

2 Comments:

Blogger RJL said...

I can't say I agree with Lowery's comments. It's a funeral. How about a little tact. I'm sure politics can be forgotten about for a day.

2/08/2006 5:28 PM  
Blogger pinkocanuck said...

The thing is, for once Bush finds in a televised situation, where he and his handlers have no control of script, debate, or substance. There are those of us in the world who, feel that Bush should be taken to task, for starting a politically expedient war, with an infinite price tag, when meanwhile the victims of katerina get the shaft, student loans get cut, health care becomes less and less attainable, and boomers and future generations have to worry about the future of their social security..... so the if the funeral of a civil right's hero, is the only forum, where the preznit, and his administration are taken to task only for their failing political agenda,I say let them have it... Mrs. King whould espect nothing less.

2/08/2006 11:20 PM  

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