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Some of you may remember the TV show, Laugh In, and the skit of the homely looking lady sitting on the park bench with the unsavory character who is flirting with her. Eventually she struck him with her purse. This American Spectator article by Jeffrey Lord reminds me of that skit, but the real life lady does not strike with her purse, instead she revels in the attention she receives. I really want everyone to read the entire article because this story could “get legs” and become a national story.
I really like the way that Jeffrey writes about the key ingredients of this story almost looking like the items in a scavenger hunt. Here is the assortment:
Here’s the list of players — major and minor — so far.
What you find out after you read the entire article is the Catholic nun is the most key player of them all. She is the answer to the following questions:
So who is this meddlesome Catholic nun?
Sister Carol Keehan is a powerhouse Washington, DC lobbyist — make that a liberal social justice lobbyist — with a clear set of political skills and a very, very high-powered set of very elite friends. She is quite decidedly not just the neighborhood nun. Sister Carol is the Washington voice of the Catholic Health Association, once called the Catholic Hospital Association, which means her clout with Catholic hospitals around America — like the Mercy Hospital in Scranton and its siblings in Nanticoke and Tunkhannock, all run by CEO Cook — is considerable. Not to mention her clout with the parent company located in Cincinnati — and not to mention with Congressman Bart Stupak.
But hey, this article by Jeffrey Lord is not just about a Catholic nun playing a huge role in getting Obamacare passed. This is also about liberal career politicians who voted for the Obamacare bill losing their bid to remain in office. Pennsylvania already rid themselves of snarlin Arlen in the US Senate, and on November 2, 2010 they can rid themselves of Joe Sestak, Chris Carney, and Paul Kanjorski.
For Scrantonians and their fellow Pennsylvanians in neighboring communities to suddenly see a Catholic hospital that has been a mainstay for 93 years suddenly slip away has caused considerable upset. And notably, in a town that is heavily Catholic, the realization that three hospitals that did not perform abortions could be sold to owners who would allow the procedure is infuriating.
Cross-posted at The Minority Report