“HUNDREDS PROTEST AS BUSH VISITS MLK TOMB“: Talk about a no-win scenario. If he didn’t place a wreath on Martin Luther King’s tomb, he’d be called an aloof racist. But President Bush gets flak because he honors Dr. King?
As John J. Miller writes, “Left-wing blacks…Accuse him of playing politics with an American icon–but the truth is that by protesting Bush’s small gesture, they’re the ones playing politics. And looking like fools, too”.
UPDATE: Scott Burgess agrees.
I certainly understand that every president will have his share of protesters. But it is interesting which stories the media plays up as their launching pad to rail against him. With President Clinton, there were conservatives who disagreed with his every action. I don’t recall them getting as much media attention as President Bush’s detractors.