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Wednesday, February 08, 2006
It's occasions like this that separate the political lice from the leaders.
"George W. Bush is a classy gentleman. He doesn't care what these people say about him at Coretta Scott King's funeral because he knows that they're the ones that look very small and petty. It's not affecting people's perception of him." -- Rush
RUSH: I'm looking at something I haven't seen in I don't know how long. Bill and Hillary are at the pulpit side by side, and she is looking so lovingly and respectfully at him that I don't believe it. The last time I saw them side by side was in that picture when they were on the beach dancing to no music two weeks before the Monica Lewinsky story broke.
BILL CLINTON: (Cheering of audience) President Bush 41 complained that he was at a disadvantage because he was an Episcopalian. (Laughing.) Then he came up here and zings old Laura like he did. I thought, "That ain't bad for one of the frozen chosen." (Laughter.)
RUSH: All right, this is sort of funny. I had a whole observation. Bill and Hillary -- you'll see this on TV tonight if you watch the news -- are standing at a pulpit together, and Bill and going on and on and on and on and on, and Hillary starts out smiling, nodding approval, admiration, whatever, and as Clinton went on and on and on and eventually started talking about himself, the look on her face changed. The smile vanished and the nodding stopped, and was just sort of a "Are you through?" kind of look, and at that point said, "Who advised her to go and stand up there like a sock puppet all of that time while he's making a speech?" and I know why it is. It's because they're presenting the idea, the notion, the picture that we have here of a loving couple, happily living ever after, so forth and so on.
Meanwhile, that disgrace from Georgia is still bitter.
CARTER: STILL NO CLUE
Carter warmed up by conjuring the outlandish conspiracy theories that still linger from Hurricane Katrina ..
Then he segued on to the Bush administration.
In what could only be taken as a direct attack on Bush's electronic surveillance of suspected terrorists — a program Carter has repeatedly denounced as "illegal" — the ex-prez said of Mrs. King and her slain husband, Martin Luther King, "they became the targets of secret government wiretapping and other surveillance."
8 Bulldog Pundit wants to know: Why Did Washington Post Delete Jimmy Carter Funeral Potshot From Later Editions?