Monday, July 25, 2005

Nothing Is Sacred

As a resident of the Great State of Pennsylvania, I feel compelled to comment on the follies of our Lt. Governor, Catherine Baker Knoll, who crashed the military funeral of a fallen serviceman to make anti-war remarks and hand out business cards (i.e. troll for new Democrats). No, I'm not joking:
The family of a Marine who was killed in Iraq is furious with Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll for showing up uninvited at his funeral this week, handing out her business card and then saying "our government" is against the war.

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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." 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.

There's not much more to do than state the obvious -- this is a most shameful display. I'll only add that to the extent Baker Knoll held aspirations of higher office, she can now give them up. Pennsylvania may have voted Blue in the last Presidential election, but a vast majority of the state will neither forgive or forget this manner of idiocy.

The latest is that Governor Rendell has apologized for the Baker Knoll's noxious intrusion. Baker Knoll unsurprisingly continues to lay low, proving that she is indeed a gutless wonder.

The honorable Sgt. Goodrich's story can be found here.

Along with others, Ryhmes with Right, BlackFive and LargeBill are disgusted.

Baker Knoll also makes an appearance in today's Day-by-Day (the strip can also be seen today, and every day, at the very bottom of my blog). Although now corrected, Muir really botched the facts. But I love him anyway.