Promoted by Jeff. Moe also hit this, but it’s tough to say too much on this topic — particularly when it’s said well.
I’m just guessing of course, but this story probably won’t make the Easter Sunday editions of any US newspaper. Or any of the TV newsies either. Just guessing…
From The Tribune:
Vatican sources told Il Giornale that their support for abortion disqualified Ms Kennedy and other Roman Catholics President Barack Obama had been seeking to appoint.
Mr Obama was reportedly seeking to reward John F Kennedy’s daughter, who publicly gave her support to his election bid. She had been poised to replace Hillary Clinton as New York senator, but dropped out amid criticism that she lacked enough experience for the job.
The Italian paper said that the Vatican strongly disapproved of Mr Obama’s support for abortion and stem cell research. The impasse over the ambassadorial appointment threatens to cloud his meeting with the Pope during a G8 summit in Itay [sic] in July.
Can you believe this? The Vatican is snubbing the President Of The World. And on Good Friday too. Heh. I can hardly wait for Baghdad Bob to spin this one at the next presser. If, of course, anyone actually asks.
Remember Doug Kmick? Can’t wait to hear from him on this one either.
OK, so much for the snark. Good for the Vatican. This pentecostal Baptist boy (OK, old boy) is standing with the Pope on this one.
In the world of setting out to patently offend people, this President takes the cake. Even Bill Clinton was savvy enough to find a pro-life ambassador for the Vatican. Let’s face it, in the world of ambassadorial appointments, the Vatican would rate pretty low on my “critical” list. But I do think that being so tone deaf as to openly and forthrightly make an effort to offend the Vatican is off the charts, right up their with sending Winston back to #10. I have a bookmark tag for my collection of articles that I save to review and maybe comment on called “Stupidity” and this particular effort on the part of the Administration is in the top five in that category. It’s also patently offensive – or should be – to people of faith. But hey, we don’t count.
It will be really interesting to see if this is even noticed by the local press club. (I refuse to use the term “corps” as related to the “press” anymore out of respect for the Marine Corps.) I’m doubting this will make the cut since it crosses two lines. It again demonstrates the utter incompetence of the BoyPresident™ and drives the point that the CamelotThatNeverWas™ still isn’t. The Kennedy’s really are the poster dolts for inbreeding. But they don’t really stand out much in today’s Democratic Party.