When I read this story, I honestly had the exact same thought that Brad did. Why is this illegal? A funeral home employee snitched and they exhumed the body to check it out. Really? Why? Who cares?
If you're not familiar with the name mentioned at the end, David Frum was a speechwriter for Bush who helped spin us into the Iraq war with the phrase "the axis of evil." He's a "true American hero." He's also the son of a multi-millionaire real estate developer. A lot of conservatives (and liberals too, I admit) join the cause due to a pet issue, such as abortion or terrorism. I'm guessing his is the estate tax.
The estate tax is a good example of how they try to use jargon to spin ideas. Nobody minded the estate tax because, as its name implied, it only applied to rich people. So the Republicans renamed it the "death tax." That didn't work on me. My feeling was, "Hey, why not tax the dead? They don't care. And even if they did, what are they going to do about it? Screw you dead guys."
I have to give props to Frum for one thing, though. Even he came out against Sarah Palin as being obviously unfit for the job. So I'll give him that.