Why Can't the Left Figure This Out?
From the Post Gazette story:
In a phone interview, Goodrich said the funeral service was packed with people "who wanted to tell his family how Joe had impacted their lives."Remember all the bitching and whining about Bush not attending funerals of the fallen? They simply aren't the time or the place. They are events for the family and those who have died on our behalf, not for political grandstanding. If political leaders wish to visit with soldiers or their families privately I think it's a fantastic thing for them to do so. Here is the account of CPT Charles Ziegenfuss on his Blog, From My Position... On The Way, of his meeting (more accurately his wife's account) with President Bush at Walter Reed.
Then, suddenly, "one uninvited guest made an appearance, Catherine Baker Knoll."
She sat down next to a Goodrich family member and, during the distribution of communion, said, "Who are you?" Then she handed the family member one of her business cards, which Goodrich said she still has.
"Knoll felt this was an appropriate time to campaign and impose her will on us," Goodrich said. "I am amazed and disgusted Knoll finds a Marine funeral a prime place to campaign."
One more note on Lieutenant Governor Knoll-- Governor Rendell should REALLY be reconsidering this option.
Blackfive, Smash, and Greyhawk are on the case.