White House Will Not Use Ledger’s Death As Opportunity

Heath Ledger’s death truly does has serious implications.

President George W. Bush canceled a scheduled anti-drug speech out of respect for the actor, who died of an apparent accidental drug overdose:

The death of Heath Ledger prompted the White House to postpone President Bush’s event Wednesday promoting an ad campaign aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse.

White House press secretary Dana Perino said Bush’s event had been scheduled for a while.

“We thought it would be better to postpone the event rather than run the risk of anyone thinking that we were being opportunistic in highlighting the issue,” she said.

Wow. We’re surprised. The White House did, after all, use 9/11’s nearly 3,000 deaths to launch a seemingly endless war.

They grow up so fast!