Monday, July 25, 2005

Gov. Rendell, Pa., to apologise for Lt. Gov. Knoll

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell says he will send an apology to the family of Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich, KIA in Iraq. Gov. Rendell, who knows really bad PR when he sees and hears it, said,
It's not the business of state government to support the war, but our state supports the men and women who are fighting this war.

I don't go to funerals unless I'm invited. I go to wakes because they're public.

I'm going to talk to her. I think she should send a letter to the family, clarifying (her intentions). As head of the state, I'm going to also send a letter.
Well, that would help.

"It's not the business of state government to support the war..." What does he mean by that?

Others looking for the apology:
Right Wing News - ...why is he the one going public on this issue instead of Knoll?
Michelle Malkin - She should quit hiding behind the governor and show her face.
The Strata-Sphere - This weasely comment is why I think Rendell should resign.
Iowa Voice - But he's wrong about Knoll going to these funerals because she cares.
Myopic Zeal - It looks like Governor Rendell is apologizing and encouraging Knoll to do the same.
Greyhawk with more than you ever wanted to know about exploited military funerals.
The Anchoress doesn't use the word "scum" often, but she's using it now.
Rhymes with Right - I never imagined hat anyone could sink lower than the arrogant politician I listed below.
Common Sense Junction - You have to read it to believe it.
Balance Sheet celebrares the funeral of the Democratic Party
Sister Toldjah - family right to be angry and demanding answers.
Lori Byrd at PoliPundit - Maybe some of those who resisted extending their criticism to the troops, have now decided to cross that line. - Most days I'm proud to hail from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. That would not include today.

MacRanger at Macsmind - Hey Rendell "your" state BETTER get in the Business of Supporting the War - there is a memorial in a field in your state - have you forgotten Flight 93? Excellent point, MacRanger.

Danny Carlton - far Knoll has been "traveling" and unavailable for an explanation to the press, the governor or even her own staff.
Mike's Noise - But dishonoring the soldiers who give their lives to eradicate terrorism and make our nation a safer place is absolutely inexcusable...
Joust the Facts - Pennsylvania, if there's any justice at all, should be in need of a new Lieutenant Governor.
Blogger Beer - Why? The Lt. Governor should go on prime time TV and apologize for this incident.
American Lights - some classy dame, there.
Jonathon and Wanda Rantings - Why isn't Catherine Baker Knoll facing the public herself regarding her blunder instead of hiding behind the Governor? Note to J&W - she was elected so she can't be fired. The Pennsylvania legislature is controlled by Demos so she won't be impeached. She's 70-something years old so she won't resign. Any other ideas?
The Cassandra Page - I am not going to blog any more about Knoll because I don't want to help the Dems do their dirty work. (An interesting take on this situation.)

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