"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Bush Sr. Seconds My Emotion

He thought the funeral jabs were out of bounds, too.

Listen up, folks. When I run out of steam and do my own version of the great cross-over, I expect to have a few friends on the left, just as I do now. I dearly hope that no one speaking for me will seize the moment to pee on their heads from the lectern.

3 comments:

Carl E. Olson said...

It used to be that funerals were about, well, death, mortality, the afterlife. If a pol were to start ranting at my funeral, I would wonder, "Who let him in?" and then, "Will someone please break his legs?" But, of course, I'll probably be too busy giving an account before my Maker, which is a bit higher on the eschatological pecking order than scoring ideological brownie points.

Hunter Baker said...

What the democrats forget in displays such as the one we see at the CSK funeral is that we will lose the best features of our democracy without the exercise of civility. I suspect that even warring Mafiosi know how to conduct themselves at a funeral.

Tlaloc said...

"What the democrats forget in displays such as the one we see at the CSK funeral is that we will lose the best features of our democracy without the exercise of civility."

Civility is nothing more than an aspect of conservativism. It says that certain things just aren't done. Obviously that is anathema to a philosophy of progressivism which says "anything can be done so long as it improves things overall."

Ironically (and to bring it back to the point at hand) the Civil Rights movement was not at all civil. Civility requires the blacks to sit on the back of the bus, remember? To make progress requires offending those who are comfortable with the status quo.

Given whose funeral it was the most impolite thing would have been to make it devoid of the politics which were her life.