Me Personally I didn't get why so much energy was focused on Mrs. King as part of her husband's legacy after her death but that aside their are certain things you don't do at a funeral. One is invoking politics, the other is insulting people at the cerimony....
Sadly some folks momma's didn't raise them right
(Rev. Joseph Lowery)"But Coretta knew, and we know," Lowery continued, "That there are weapons of misdirection right down here," he said, nodding his head toward the row of presidents past and present. "For war, billions more, but no more for the poor!" The crowd again cheered wildly.
Former President Jimmy Carter later swung at Bush as well, not once but twice. As he talked about the Kings, he said: "It was difficult for them then personally with the civil liberties of both husband and wife violated as they became the target of secret government wiretaps." The crowd cheered as Bush, under fire for a secret wiretapping program he ordered after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, again smiled weakly.
Later, Carter said Hurricane Katrina showed that all are not yet equal in America. Some black leaders have blamed Bush for the poor federal response, and rapper Kayne West said that Bush "hates" black people.
Just like the Paul Wellstone Funeral turned into a Bash Republican fest which I think ended up putting Norm Colman over the edge and into office...a woman who like Senator Wellstone had a reputation that was well like and brought a lot of important people there ends up turning into a sour sour message.
I'd be playing Jimmy Carter if i were the RNC in every market in America and say "do you trust these people to run the country, or to just play politics"