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President Bush was among the four presidents attending the funeral of Coretta Scott King (the others were Clinton, Carter, and Bush I), and he had to sit through this:

"We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there [standing ovation]… but Coretta knew and we know that there are weapons of misdirection right down here. Millions without health insurance. Poverty abounds. For war billions more but no more for the poor."

– Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery

[Video here]

AP reports: "The comments drew head shakes from Bush and his father as they sat behind the pulpit."

I’ll bet.

UPDATE:  Apparently Carter got in his own little dig as well.  From Reuters:

With Washington debating the legality of Bush’s domestic eavesdropping on Americans suspected of al Qaeda ties, Carter also drew applause with pointed comments on federal efforts to spy on the Kings.

"It was difficult for them personally with the civil liberties of both husband and wife violated, and they became the targets of secret government wiretapping and other surveillance," he said.