To me there is really only one reason and one reason alone: To mute the criticism that had begun (and still exists to this day) that Kennedy should not have been given a very public Catholic funeral Mass.
What other reason is there?
If you can think of any others, let me know.
UPDATE: Join the protest against The Most Merciful, Lord High Barack Obama and the out of control government spending this Saturday! For more information: http://912dc.org/
Update 2: Congressman Joe Wilson may have breeched protocol, but he was on the mark: Obama is a LIAR!