First Lady to attend funeral of girl killed in Chicago. Nowhere to be found at anyone else's funeral


Wackbag Generalissimo
Jul 21, 2003
Wilmington, NC
The Rev. Courtney Maxwell, the family's minister at Greater Deliverance Temple Church of Christ, who will deliver the eulogy, emphasized that this will not be a political forum.

"There absolutely will be no talk about the gun issue," Maxwell said. "We want to talk about celebrating her life and not get into a political situation as it relates to guns."
Very good...that's the way it should be, and I'm glad to see the Governor, Mayor, and First Lady will be there for no other reason but to just pay their respects to a wonderful girl who had a bright future.

So...comment from the First Lady's staff???

"As a mother and Chicagoan, the first lady was heartbroken to learn of the tragic loss of Hadiya Pendleton due to senseless gun violence," said Kristina Schake, the first lady's communications director. "Too many times, we've seen young people struck down with so much of their lives ahead of them."


Sep 15, 2004
Black on black gun violence doesn't count. Nor should it.