Ed Driscoll


As probably everybody reading this has already seen, the funeral services for Paul Wellstone ended up as a partisan pep rally yesterday. If you haven’t, here’s a round up of the coverage.

InstaPundit notes that “The event was too tacky for former pro wrestler Jesse Ventura.” (And that’s saying something!)

Meanwhile, Jonah Goldberg writes:

That is what was so offensive about that rally: It shamelessly used Wellstone’s death for partisan advantage while its organizers cynically accused their opponents of doing precisely that. Blaming others for something awful you’ve done is perhaps the defining attribute of Bill Clinton and his legacy on the Democratic party. Wellstone did many good things out of principle