In case you missed the eulogy of Rev. Joseph Lowery -- co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference -- for Ms. King today, here's what he said, all the while with President Bush shifting uncomfortably in his chair behind him:


"She extended Martin's message against poverty, racism and war. She deplored the terror inflicted by our smart bombs on missions way afar.

We know now that there were no weapons of mass destruction over there. But Coretta knew, and we know that there are weapons of misdirection right down here."

"For war, billions more, but no more for the poor!"

Drudge notes that "The mostly black crowd applauded, then rose to its feet and cheered in a two-minute-long standing ovation" after the "misdirection" line, and "again cheered wildly" after the bit about war and the poor. Crooks and Liars has the video.

The right is going to go crazy about this -- bring up the bogus Paul Wellstone memorial "scandal," on and on. Good luck. You'd have trouble finding anyone who wouldn't agree with my compratriot R. Neal that this is exactly what Ms. King would have wanted.