Not everyone is unhappy with Coakley asking for votes at what should have been a solemn ceremony to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
One of King's children "this morning defended Democrat Attorney General Martha Coakley after her GOP U.S. Senate rival took a swipe at her for asking for votes during an annual breakfast honoring the slain civil rights leader," reports the Boston Herald.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Brown Calls Coakley MLK Day Speech Inappropriate
January 18, 2010 NECN: Boston, Mass. - "I thought it was inappropriate to be politicking when we are trying to honor Martin Luther King today," said Republican Scott Brown after his opponent Martha Coakley's speech at the Martin Luther King breakfast in Boston this morning." NECN has a good video (below) of Brown making this statement. "It was all about politics. I don't remember hearing anything about Martin Luther King," said Brown. "If Dr. King were here today, he'd be standing with us," Coakley said to the mostly Black audience. "And I know that he would be standing with us on the front line for health care, not as a privilege, but as a right," reports NECN today (see video). "The Massachusetts attorney general also laid blame for thecountry's current economic problems not with Obama, but hisRepublican predecessor, George W. Bush." It seems a bit cowardly to put self-serving words into the mouth of dead man, but Coakley had no problem doing so. (One wonders what Dr. King would have thought of Coakley's willingness to impose higher taxes on the poor.)
Consider this however: The King Family has long been criticized, as the LA Times pointed out, "for insisting on payment for the use of their father's name, image, speeches and virtually anything that they can claim for themselves or their foundation." So is it any surprise that Dr. King's son should whore himself for Coakley and Obama? Nah.
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