As one hero went on display, another was honored by the country that for a time, didn't know what it had.
But which hero is which?
The body of Rosa Parks laid in repose today at the Capital.
Elderly women carrying purses, young couples holding hands and small children in the arms of their parents reverently proceeded around the raised wooden casket. A Capitol Police spokeswoman, Sgt. Jessica Gissubel, said more than 30,000 passed through the Rotunda since Sunday evening, when the viewing began.
Many were overcome by emotion. Monica Grady, 47, of Greenbelt, Maryland, was moved to tears, she said, that Parks was "so brave at the time without really knowing the consequences" of her actions.
Meanwhile, another hero was
whining explaining to Katie Couric just how hard life can be:
Wilson contends that his wife’s identity was deliberately revealed by the Bush administration to get back at him for publicly challenging U.S. prewar intelligence on Iraq.
Wilson added that “we have received threats” over their allegations and have had to change their phone listing as a result.
And they, they--gah! I can't take it!-- why, oh why does it have to be Joe! They had to CHANGE THEIR PHONE NUMBER!! What terrible fate awaits the Wilsons next? To Katie's question about the Wilson's "27 months of hell" Joe answered that OTHER AGENTS may have been compromised, which is serious. But hey, Joe, you and Valerie are in the US taking the twins to soccer practice. Tell us what the threats are. You talk about everything else, dontcha?
Joe actually had the nerve, God bless him, to talk of the attacks that have been leveled at him. What attacks you say? Hmmm, Joe wasn't specific on those. Maybe he's confusing disagreement and discrediting his arguments with attacking him. That's a common mistake in DC. But I'm sure there must have been some attacks. Why else would he say so?
For his agenda?
Oh, the Iraq agenda, the phony war based on phony evidence. Iiiiiii see...
But didn't Patrick Fitzgerald say at his press conference that no one should draw any inferences--pro or con--about the war based on the indictments?
Okay, we have to let that one slide.
So now he wants Karl Rove fired. Well, I want a Lamborghini. I have a feeling that both of us are going to be disappointed.
You know, I 'm starting to think that maybe we shouldn't be paying so much attention to Joe, after all he's not been all that truthful himself, has he?
Wilson's assertions -- both about what he found in Niger and what the Bush administration did with the information -- were undermined yesterday in a bipartisan Senate intelligence committee report.
The panel found that Wilson's report, rather than debunking intelligence about purported uranium sales to Iraq, as he has said, bolstered the case for most intelligence analysts. And contrary to Wilson's assertions and even the government's previous statements, the CIA did not tell the White House it had qualms about the reliability of the Africa intelligence that made its way into 16 fateful words in President Bush's January 2003 State of the Union address.
You know, on second thought, maybe there was only one hero on the television today. The other, well, I haven't figured out what he is yet.