Skip to comments.A funeral turns into a spirited tribute to democracy.(big barf alert)
Posted on 02/10/2006 10:12:49 AM PST by Eva
Listen, I watched the funeral of Coretta Scott King for six hours Tuesday, from the pre-service commentary to the very last speech, and it was wonderful--spirited and moving, rousing and respectful, pugnacious and loving. The old lions of the great American civil rights movement of the 20th century were there, and standing tall. The old lionesses, too. There was preaching and speechifying and at the end I thought: This is how democracy ought to be, ought to look every day--full of the joy of argument, and marked by the moral certainty that here you can say what you think.
There was nothing prissy, nothing sissy about it. A former president, a softly gray-haired and chronically dyspeptic gentleman who seems to have judged the world to be just barely deserving of his presence, pointedly insulted a sitting president who was, in fact, sitting right behind him. The Clintons unveiled their 2008 campaign. A rhyming preacher, one of the old lions, a man of warmth and stature, freely used the occasion to verbally bop the sitting president on the head.
...........With Bill nodding beside her, his hands clasped prayerfully in front of him, nodding and working that jaw muscle he works when he wants you to notice, for just a second, how hard it is sometimes for him to contain his admiration.
God I love them. .........
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Now, she loves the Clintons!(I don't care if she was being faceteous, she was more flattering to the Clintons than she was to the President)
Yeah I have to agree. And this isn't the first time I have really objected to an article she has written for the WSJ. Perhaps it's time for her to part ways with them...
My husband was so angered that he threatened to cancel the subscription. He was saying that it seemed as though another newspaper had turned to the left.
She has jumped the shark. Numerous times.
I don't get this article. Is it sarcastic, serious or just incoherent?
Man, what bullcrap!
Her writing has gotten EXTREMELY feminine, and ponderous.
This wasn't a tribute to democracy. It was a freaking funeral.
There are a few people who work in media circles and focus on politics, who at times profess their love of the game. Of course they do, it is their lifeline. Their position allows them to wax poetic because they believe they are above the fray and will be fine no matter what happens or who is in charge. However, most of us outside that arena understand that this fight against the left, against the Clintons and their supporters, is not merely a game, but a fight for the life of our country and our descendents.
So, Peggy can go on loving the Clintons. She believes she can afford it I suppose.
God I love them.
Thank you Peggy, I will REMEMBER that you love them.
Well, why not FELLATE him?
She says,"This was the authentic sound of a vibrant democracy doing its thing."
Um, excuse me, but couldn't it just be a funeral.
Frankly, I never liked Peggy's writing. I always found her to be overly wordy and pretentious. I did like some of the points that she made, but never her style of writing. It is no wonder Bush turned her down. It would not have been a good fit.
Peggy's just jealous, afraid that W. is going to equal/eclipse her former boss.
Her undeniable gift for words shows here:
"A former president, a softly gray-haired and chronically dyspeptic gentleman who seems to have judged the world to be just barely deserving of his presence . . ."
Is Peggy now writeing for Saturday Live?
Noonan lost me as a fan back when she started bashing Bush...and just the way she started that column, sounds like it was written for a rural newspaper, where everyone she saw at the funeral was living there and would read it..
In reading through the whole article, I agree with PART of what she said. I think the conservative disagreement comes with HER perception the rest of the funeral.
Just my opinion, but both Presidents Bush showed extreme class, Carter showed his usual out-to-lunch attitude, and Clinton showed his usual silver-tongued devil self. Mrs. Clinton...don't get me started! Mrs. Laura Bush showed her usual well-mannered self; Mrs. Jimmy Carter showed her usual black-eyed meaness.
Bottom line: What did we expect from a 10,000-member, mostly black church that wants to denigrate everything President Bush says? BTW, this particular church is apparently in one of THE most affluent areas of Georgia, and has THE most affluent congregation.
P.S. If you are a minority of any ethnic group, please don't start with me. I am neither racist nor prejudiced in any way. Apparently most of the members of this particular church have a LOT more money than I'll ever see.
That style of writing is more suited to a Victorian novel, than an editorial page. Was it is noticeable that he was dyspeptic,or was that just Peggy's descriptive put down? I don't know, I didn't watch the funeral.
That was probably the first funeral the Clinton's have been to that wasn't someone who pissed them off.
This isn't new for Peggy. She jumped the shark a long time ago.
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