Can't Even Lay Aside Partisan Politics When Discussing a Funeral Service

RECEIVED Fri., Feb. 10, 2006

Dear Editor,
    I was disgusted to see that the Democrats cannot even lay aside partisan politics for a little while, not even inside a church, not even at Coretta Scott King's funeral service. Speakers used the opportunity to talk about weapons of mass destruction, played the race card with the Katrina response, and announced that the poor were being neglected. The worst insult came from former President Jimmy Carter, who embarrasses himself every time he opens his mouth. Carter used Mrs. King's funeral as an opportunity to express his political views on one of the hottest political issues today, wiretapping. Carter said that the Kings had been wiretapped and had been under surveillance. It didn't matter to Carter that the wiretapping had been authorized by a Democrat, then Attorney General Bobby Kennedy. It didn't matter to Carter that president and Mrs. Bush were there to honor the life of Mrs. King, and instead had to listen to political rhetoric during a funeral. It didn't matter that as Carter stood there deliberately insulting President Bush, who was there to give homage to this great lady, President Bush also represented all Americans. This inappropriate behavior once again demonstrates to America the complete lack of class, good taste, and propriety of the Democrats.
Leslie Stavrowsky
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