Send George Bush, and his father and brother, send the whole family; why aren't they going? Ooops! Warrants!<quoted text>
Liberal ideology is apparently more important than national respect and protocol in attending the funeral of a former world leader who wasn't also a liberal.
What would the liberal base say?
We have enough problems here that the President has to attend to.
If he went; you'd be whining about that.
BTW, Newt and Calista went; she got herself a cute new chapeaux too!