July 13, 2006

See Ya Lay-ter

No, I'm not particularly upset about Kenneth Lay's death, but I am pretty steamed about reports from his funeral. Andrew Sullivan:

In the funeral for corporate thief and crook, Ken Lay, we have a spectacular display of what is wrong with contemporary Republicanism. We have the famiglia paying their respects to a loyal money-man - Bush senior, Baker, Mosbacher. And we have the exoneration of malfeasance by the Christianist doctrine that if you're on our side, you can do no wrong. Ken Lay up there with Jesus and Martin Luther King Jr? And the amazing thing is that this is sincere. Christianist spiritual hubris - fused with political and financial power - is phariseeism remade.
I prefer the "News of the Weird"-popularized British eulogy, in which Canon Michael Dittmer called 52-year-old Fred Clark "a very disagreeable man with little
good in him who would not be missed."

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 13, 2006 10:36 PM
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