Sunday, July 24, 2005

Outrage as PA Lt Gov Goes to Marine's Funeral and Tells Family of Opposition to the War

A friend told me of this story yesterday but I had been unable to find an official press report of it until this morning. Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Catherine Baker Knoll sparked quite an outrage Tuesday when she attended the funeral of a Pittsburgh-area Marine who died in Iraq and told his family members that the state government opposed the war.

Besides the untruthfulness of this statement, the fact that the woman who's often said to be just one cheesesteak away from the Keystone State governorship would say something like this is just absolutely inexcusable. However, it should be noted that the 74-year old Knoll has been known to frequently speak errantly and demonstrate other signs that must make you wonder about her mental condition.

You can read more about this in today's Pittsburgh Trib by clicking here. Also, to see if there are any more developments, go to Politics PA.