Sunday, December 31, 2006

President Ford's funeral has minimal attendence from elected officials

I have never been a big fan of "State" funerals in The United States; however, many people in the United States seem to enjoy the pomp and circumstance...

There have been many stories bouncing around the internet and local blogs about the fact that incoming Democratic Majority leader Harry Reid is skipping the funeral. I have heard many people on the right take extreme exception to this...

All of these poeple need to read the article in today's Journal Gazette entitled "D.C. Statesmen skip ceremonies."

The story can be found here: <>

If many on the "right are mad that Harry Reid did not attend the funeral of Ford what do they think about the following:
President Bush chose NOT to attend the funeral of a past Republican President. This is a
MAJOR slap and makes Harry Reid's choice minor!
Only 35 of the 535 members of Congress attended the funeral.
3 of the 9 Supreme Court Justices attended.

Very few elected officials attended the funeral...

Mike Sylvester


Anonymous said...

Good job pointing out the hypocrisy.

Manfred said...

Unlike, say, the Reagan funeral(s), which seemed as though it were attended by every elected official in the free world.

Eric Dondero said...

Ah yes, look for any opportunity to bash Bush, huh? Typical, real typical.

Hey, you know the other day when you stubbed your toe on the sidewalk. That was Bush's fault. You should blame him for that one too.

And last month when your dog got sick? Yup, you guessed it, Bush's fault again.

And your Mother's artheritis? Bush's fault.

The Leftst Libertarian way; Defend the Dems, and blame everything on Bush.

Eric, CEO,

LP Mike Sylvester said...

Eric Dondero:

If you think this is "Bush bashing" then you have truly lost your perspective...

This post points out that BOTH Dems and Reps did NOT attend Ford's State funeral.

This post points out that the Reps should not be pointing fingers at Harry Reid when President Bush did the same thing so he could "hang out in Crawford."


James Fitch said...

President Bush should have gone to President Ford's funeral because Bush is using many of Ford's people

Richard B. Cheney was White House Chief of Staff for the Ford Administration

In August 1974, Donald Rumsfeld served as Chairman of the transition to the Presidency of Gerald R. Ford. He then became Chief of Staff of the White House and a member of the President's Cabinet (1974-1975). He served as the 13th U.S. Secretary of Defense, the youngest in the country's history (1975-1977).

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