Tuesday, July 26, 2005


Some of you may remember the post that received more attention on this blog than any other I've ever done -- about 90,000 hits in one day's worth. That was the story of one Phil Parlock, Republican Activist and systematic "victim" of democratic abuse.

Well, we may have another item sliding towards that item.

Many of you have heard about the funeral of a Pennsylvania Marine and how the Democratic Lieutenant Governor Catherine Baker Knoll "crashed" the funeral and is alleged to have stated "'our government' is against the war".

Sounds just dastardly right?

Well, hold on a second. Condolences are certainly in order to the family of the Marine, Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich, and I can certainly understand their grief. If Knoll did what was alleged, then she deserves all sorts of scorn.


The particular person making these allegations against Knoll as to what she said, Rhonda Goodrich (the deceased Sister-in-Law) has a particular axe to grind herself.

For example, Ms. Goodrich has a past as an activist:

Here for example:

Rhonda Goodrich and the College Republicans will host the rally. Adams originally wanted to show "Fahrenhype 9/11" in response to the showing of "Fahrenheit 9/11."

She was contacted by Goodrich, who had a desire to present a response to Moore's speech. The two then created the idea for the rally.

"Moore is influencing students votes with rhetoric and lies," said Goodrich, "and we will be handing out literature that shows the truth behind his lies."

Got herself a nice write up in the National Review over that one.

Now, it is quite possible that Ms. Knoll could have handled things better, and obviously a funeral is a traumatic event. But it is also one where items can be magnified to expand one's prejudices.

And it may have happened here.

I'm guessing that Rush Limbaugh though has gotten six hours of material out of it, that's what they do.

UPDATE: Rhonda Goodrich intends to go on FoxNews to talk about the story some more...OF COURSE SHE'S GOING ON FOXNEWS...where else would this story be trumpeted. I'm sure it will make the balance of O'Reilly and Hannity & Speedbump as well. Ms. Goodrich just happens to be perusing blogs today to see how often her name is mentioned as well. I'm sure she'll be here soon, if she hasn't already.

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