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: <http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/news/16354594.htm>
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...