Monday, July 25, 2005


Unbelievable!! - News - Rendell: Slain Marine's Family Will Get Apology: "PITTSBURGH -- Gov. Ed Rendell said written apologies will be sent to the family of a dead Marine who was upset about Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll's appearance at the man's funeral last week.
The funeral was held Tuesday for Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich, 32, of Pittsburgh's Westwood section. Goodrich died July 10 in Iraq.
Family members said Knoll came to the funeral uninvited, passed out her business cards and made a remark about the government being against the war."

Tacky is far too kind a word. Thoughtless also fails to cover this act. It is perfectly okay to be anti-war. We need all voices. At the funeral of a fallen soldier, however, there is no way to justify her behavior. She can write op-eds. She can do speaking engagements. She can soap-box on the corner of the busiest street in Pennsylvania, but to say that there at that time shows such poor taste as to question her position in the government of Pennsylvania. Rendell is a good man, and I have no doubt that he will do what he can to make this right. There is little, however, that Knoll can do to right this very disturbing wrong.

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