Oh, now, this is just adorable. Fresh off of Canada's Right-o-sphere using Holocaust survivors for their game of "Gotcha!", we have ... well, let's just let John explain it:
Republicans disrupt Lantos memorial service
Even the dead are political pawns to the Republicans (then again, we already knew that post-September 11). House Republicans, at the bidding of the Bush White House, are upset that House Democrats are voting on contempt citations for Harriet Miers and Josh Bolton today. So the House GOP members are disrupting proceedings in the House today, calling for "protest votes" and the like that eat up 15 minutes of the day at a time. Well, they just called one such protest vote in the middle of recently-deceased Democratic Congressman Tom Lantos' memorial service, which they certainly knew was taking place. This is akin to forcing people to leave a wake on purpose. The House Republicans and the White House couldn't wait for Lantos' service to be finished before forcing everyone back to the House floor to vote for something silly.
Lantos ... Lantos ... oh, right ... that Tom Lantos:
Lantos dies, House's sole Holocaust survivor
... Lantos was born in Budapest in 1928 and was 16 when the Nazis took the city in March 1944. Most Jews outside the Hungarian capital were sent to Auschwitz, while young Jewish men from Budapest were taken to forced labor camps.
Lantos was taken to a camp at Szob, a village about 40 miles from the capital, from which he escaped twice. The second time he made it to a safe house in Budapest...
Throughout his time in the House, Lantos, the lone Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress, was a strong supporter of Israel and Jewish issues.
In other news, conservatives would like to take this moment to tell you how much they love Jews. Well, OK, maybe not the dead ones, but those ones don't vote. So what's the big deal?