The crass, mean-spirited remarks of Chris Matthews and Elizabeth Edwards, suggesting that President Bush visited Virginia Tech sooner than Hurricane Katrina victims because Virginia Tech was a "prettier picture," are so far beyond the bounds of good taste or good manners it's hard to know how to react.
One could start with the fact that Virginia Tech wasn't underwater, nor would the President's entourage have gotten in the way of rescue and recovery efforts.
One could add that to suggest the "picture" at Virginia Tech, where so many innocents were murdered, is in any way "prettier," just because the campus is nice, is beyond the pale and completely lacking in sympathy for the victims' families.
Edwards also plays the race card, suggesting there were racial issues involved in the timing of travel decisions made by the President, ignoring the fact that some of the victims at V Tech were black.
Wouldn't it be nice if just once a politician -- I refer to Mrs. Edwards -- would refute the premise of a question like Matthews', speak of our nation's President with respect and try to unite rather than divide?