Sunday, July 24, 2005

The Donks Have No Couth

Imagine a funeral in which you are burying your son that fought bravely and died in Iraq. Now image a Donk politician crashing the funeral and telling you "I want you to know our government is against this war."
When the family of Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich gathered in Pittsburgh for the fallen Marine's funeral, they expected a large crowd – after all, they've lived in the area for generations and Joseph had been a police officer before becoming a leatherneck – but they didn't expect to see Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor show up, hand out her business card and tell them "our government" opposes the war.

Goodrich, 32, and fellow western Pennsylvanian, Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Kovacicek, 22 – both second-generation Marines – were killed in Iraq two weeks ago during a mortar attack, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Goodrich's funeral was held last Tuesday.

According to Sgt. Goodrich's sister-in-law, the church was full of those "who wanted to tell his family how Joe had impacted their lives." Then, she says, "one uninvited guest made an appearance, Catherine Baker Knoll."

Knoll, the first woman to achieve Pennsylvania's No. 2 position, was elected in 2002 as the running mate of current governor and fellow Democrat, Ed Rendell.

According to the fallen Marine's sister-in-law, Lt. Gov. Knoll sat down next to one of the Goodrich family members. During the distribution of communion, she leaned over and asked, "Who are you?" and gave the surprised family member her business card.

The Goodrich family is furious, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

While the church was packed with Marines and law enforcement officers in dress uniform, Rhonda Goodrich is certain the politician wasn't an invited guest.

"Knoll felt this was an appropriate time to campaign and impose her will on us. I am amazed and disgusted Knoll finds a Marine funeral a prime place to campaign."

Most upsetting, says Goodrich, was Knoll's message to the family.

"'I want you to know our government is against this war,'" Goodrich quotes the lieutenant governor.

Have the Donks no compassion?!?! Must they always be politicking and showing their Hate of Bush and America?!?! A mother is burying her son, that just sacrificed his life for America and freedom in Iraq, when this crass Donk starts in on her anti-War, anti-America BS with no thought to the parents and family, and no thought to that they might actually honor their Marine's sacrifice. The Donks are driven by Hate, Selfishness and the Greed for Power, and they won't let anything like compassion get in their way. And if they ever do speak words of compassion, they are empty words to garner votes. Uncouth Animals!!

Mr Minority