Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Corretta Scott King and The President

Corretta Scott King died yesterday. It is a great loss for our society.

The President issued a statement. Too bad he didn't take advantage of the MLK,Jr. Holiday to actual meet with the woman before she passed. Makes me think that he doesn't really hold dear the words his staff write for him. For me, these words ring very hollow and shallow:
Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of Coretta Scott King. Mrs. King was a remarkable and courageous woman, and a great civil rights leader. She carried on the legacy of her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including through her extraordinary work at the King Center. Mrs. King's lasting contributions to freedom and equality have made America a better and more compassionate nation. Laura and I were fortunate to have known Mrs. King, and we will always treasure the time we spent with her. We send our condolences and prayers to the entire King family.

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