Ed Driscoll

The Dick Durbin School of Apologies

Over the weekend, it was reported that Pennsylvania’s Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll crashed the funeral of a Marine killed in Iraq. As Glenn Reynolds wrote:

IN THE VERDICT, PAUL NEWMAN VISITED FUNERALS to hand out his business card and try to boost his flagging career. Apparently, he’s not the only one to try this approach: “The family of a Marine who was killed in Iraq is furious with Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll for showing up uninvited at his funeral this week, handing out her business card and then saying ‘our government’ is against the war.”

After the bits hit the fan via local Pennsylvania news sites and the Blogosphere, Michelle Malkin writes that Baker has issued her apology in a personal letter to Sgt. Goodrich’s wife….sent as a press release and containing the usual boilerplate:

Sergeant Goodrich