George W. Bush is not worthy to shine Jimmy Carter’s shoes. But because Carter has been critical of Bush’s disastrous foreign policy, the Bushies dis-invited him from attending the Pope’s funeral.
It’s important to remember in all this adulation of John Paul II’s social conservatism (read: internalized homophobia, etc.) that he also opposed the Bush foreign policies, especially the war in Iraq. In all the wall to wall coverage of the Pope’s funeral, you never hear that John Paul II was very harsh in his crticism of the Bush Administration over Iraq. This fact simpy doesn’t jive with the MSM’s script on the funeral.