Bush, Bush Sr. and Clinton to Attend Pope Funeral
Confirming the weekend’s speculation, President Bush has invited his dad and former President Clinton to attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
Former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush will join President Bush’s delegation to the funeral of Pope John Paul II, the White House said on Tuesday. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will also be part of the official U.S. delegation to Friday’s funeral.
Former President Jimmy Carter was asked to join the delegation, but he will not do so, White House spokesman Trent Duffy said. The White House declined to explain the reason.
I’m glad to see that Carter was invited; this hardly seems an appropriate time for a snub. One wonders why Carter declined the invitation.