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Off the wall

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Jun 20, 2003

Sen. John Kerry, who still claims to be a Catholic has promised that he will block the nomination of any pro-life candidate for a seat on the Supreme Court.

This might be a good time to recall that, in the published opinion of Cardinal Mahony, Gov. Frank Keating is "off the wall." If any bishop has ever expressed a similar view of Sen. Kerry (or Kennedy, or Dodd, or Biden, or Mikulski...), it hasn't been in print.

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  • Posted by: - Jun. 21, 2003 9:51 AM ET USA

    Ok....but what about all those "Catholics" who vote for them?

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Jun. 21, 2003 9:47 AM ET USA

    The Jellyfish metaphor is too kind. While Jellyfish lack spine, they do not lack locomotion -- unlike many of the Bishops. A more appropriate sea creature would be the Deep Sea cucumber or sea urchin -- safely esconsed 10,000 feet below sea level. Immovable, content, surrounded by absolute darkness and not built for locomotion. Sort of a cross between Dante's Divine Comedy and Waterworld.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 21, 2003 3:10 AM ET USA

    I believe that Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who still claims to be a Catholic, has also promised to block any pro-life candidate. Unfortunately, we seem to have too many jellyfish bishops, who fear to excommunicate such Judases.

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