Monday, July 25, 2005

Why Don't You Tell Us How You Really Feel?

In the aftermath of massive public outrage over the blatant stupidity of our Commonwealth's despicable Lieutenant Governor, her boss has stepped forward to try and calm things down a bit:

Written apologies will be sent to a fallen Marine's relatives angered by Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll's uninvited appearance at the soldier's funeral and her criticism of the war in Iraq, Gov. Ed Rendell said Sunday.

Rendell said he will send a personal letter to the family of the late Marine Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich, of Westwood, and will ask Knoll to do the same. Goodrich, 32, a police officer and infantry unit leader, died July 10 in a mortar attack in Hit, Iraq.

So what do you think he's going to say?

Rendell said he hadn't spoken with Knoll about the incident, but was disturbed by the family's charge that she made a political statement against the war.

"It's not the business of state government to support the war, but our state supports the men and women who are fighting this war," Rendell said during an appearance in Mt. Washington.

When he does speak to her, I expect he will give her a congratulatory pat on the back. After all, she was just doing her job and speaking on behalf of the Rendell administration, as indicated by this quote. Basically, Fast Eddie is repeating the familiar disingenuous Moonbat talking point: "We're against the war, but we support the troops".

Knoll's actions and words offended Goodrich's family and friends, along with others.

"I'll never vote for her," said Lynn Profeta, of Collier, who took her two sons to watch the military and police tribute paid to Goodrich outside St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Carnegie. "That family is grieving."

Knoll has not only damaged public opinion of herself (and Rendell) as a politician, but also as a person. Don't think that this will have long-term repercussions. I've heard from enough Democrats who blindly support anyone with the "D" after their name to anticipate their reaction to this story. "Republicans are so mean for picking on this elderly woman who was trying to be nice and supportive of this family that has lost a young man in George Bush's war." If you hear ANYONE say something conveying that sentiment, then you should understand that the Democrats really are the party of Saddam, Osama, and al-Qaida. Don't trust them.

Rendell said he thinks Knoll, 74, of McKees Rocks, meant no harm by attending the memorial service last Tuesday. He believes Knoll gave her business card to a family member so that Goodrich's family would have a contact within state government if they later needed help securing benefits.

"She goes to so many funerals because she cares so deeply," Rendell said. "I don't go to funerals unless I'm invited. I go to wakes because they're public."

You think she meant no harm? You are a unionist thug, a loyal Clintonista, and a left-wing Democrat. Nothing that you think carries any weight with me. Let her cover her own ass.

The only kind of state benefits that I would be interested in after that kind of exchange would be the end of Knoll's career. Furthermore, let us ask: What does Knoll care so deeply about? Rendell doesn't specify. We must, therefore, assume that, under the circumstances, he means that she cares deeply about advancing the Governor's pro-Jihadi, anti-American agenda. Plus, she's a serial funeral crasher. A GHOUL. Which is kind of appropriate, since she looks like the Angel of Death.

And about Rendell going to wakes: When I was a boy, at the funeral of an uncle, I learned that some people scanned the obituaries in the newspaper for funerals of people with Irish names so that they could show up and enjoy plenty of free food and drink at the Irish wake that followed. I can picture Cheesesteak Eddie showing up for something like that.

Catherine Baker Knoll, meanwhile, has no business showing up for any funeral but her own.

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