Bush Sr. Condemns ‘Ugly’ Politics at King’s Funeral, Defends Son
Posted on Feb 10, 2006
Former President George H.W. Bush damns “political shots” taken at his son by former President Jimmy Carter and the Rev. Joseph Lowery during the Coretta Scott King funeral last week. Bush defends the administration’s domestic spying program, tritely invoking 9/11 as a blanket justification for trampling constitutional freedoms. Story | Listen. See our Uncovered file on MLK and John. W. Whitehead’s timely and important piece, ”Spying on Martin Luther King.”
CBS | Former President George H.W. Bush has expressed dismay and anger at attacks on his son, President Bush, at the funeral for Coretta Scott King.
“In terms of the political shots at the president who was sitting there with his wife, I didn’t like it and I thought it was kind of ugly frankly,” the former president said in an exclusive radio interview with CBS News White House correspondent Peter Maer. Story