There's a Place and Time for Politics,..
But this ain't it!
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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Written apologies will be sent to the family of a dead Marine who was upset that the lieutenant governor appeared uninvited at his funeral last week, Gov. Ed Rendell said.
Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll went to the July 19 funeral of Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich, passed out her business card and made a remark about the state government being against the war, family members said.
``Whether you're for the war or against the war, to say something like that to a relative of someone who just died in combat was just repulsive,'' said Goodrich's sister-in-law Rhonda Goodrich.
``Knoll felt this was an appropriate time to campaign and impose her will on us,'' Rhonda Goodrich said. ``I am amazed and disgusted Knoll finds a Marine funeral a prime place to campaign.''
Knoll's spokesman, Sean Pendrak, told The Associated Press on Monday that the lieutenant governor's office would be releasing a statement on the matter later in the day.
"Later in the day." Which is politi-speak for: "Oh, s**t,..how do I backpedal my way out of this mess!"
Come next gubernatorial election, this issue is going to hang around Rendell's next like an albatross!