When Ronald Wilson Reagan finally passed away and was buried with full honors, it was dignified and heart wrenching at the same time as we bade farewell to a man who still believed that the US was a great country and taught many of us to once again believe such fanciful notions.
This past week we lost another great fighter for freedom, Coretta Scott King. Alas some of the guests acted more like the wastrels from 'The Taming of the Shrew' than respectful guests. If the Bard was alive today and had to chronicle the events that transpired, I think he would have written it as follows.
Friends, citizens of the world, Americans, lend me your ear
We come here not to praise a fine person, Coretta Scott King
But to bury George W. Bush. -- James Carter, ex-President
I just hope the Bard does not haunt me for mangling his famous lines. ;) But that is how I feel on the whole matter.