February 08, 2006

Bush On Toast

What the supposedly left-wing BBC news story didn't tell you about the Coretta Kin funeral. Rev. Joseph E. Lowery got a standing ovation from the mostly black crowd when he said:
"We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there. 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."
George H.W. Bush later took the stage to warn Lowery:
"Don't quit your day job."
Dick. Head.

Fortunately not all of the four Presidents in attendence were as inconsiderate:
Former president Jimmy Carter, who has been critical of Bush's warrantless eavesdropping program, pointed out that King and her husband, the slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., were targets of a "secret government surveillance" at the height of the civil rights movement.

"The struggle for equality is not over," Carter said. "We only have to recall the color of the faces in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi -- those most devastated by Katrina -- to know there are not yet equal opportunities for all Americans."

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