It was no surprise that The New York Times, the Axis Sally of our media was available with its mouth watering for the WikiLeakdump of 230 stolen million documents from federal files that jeopardized U.S. security and endangered American lives while the Wall Street Journal and CNN turned the pro-terrorists down.
One of the very best things to happen to the Catholic Church has been the courageous commentator-scholar Michael Voris who will appear at the next Catholic Citizens of Illinois luncheon forum Dec. 10 at the Union League Club—where I hope to see you, the meeting’s details on CatholicCitizens.org.
It doesn’t really matter to Mike Madigan that the Dems control the legislature since his own party is not enough—his craving being that a handful of Republicans support an income tax hike to give him political cover.
Not surprising that some dumb pundits say the Tea Party’s success is “mixed” because some candidates like Christine O’Donnell didn’t win….when unlike Vince Lombardi’s football comments…politics is a game where winning is not everything.
Just as Gene McCarthy’s 1968 losing New Hampshire primary race to LBJ’s write-ins (which would normally be called a Johnson triumph) convinced him not to seek another presidential term Christine O’Donnell’s defeat of namby-pamby pro-abort Mike Castle in the Delaware GOP primary was a well-needed enema and a net-plus for party and country—proving that politics occasionally transcend mere electoral victory.
Authentiicist Catholics shouldn’t rejoice too much about Archbishop Tim Dolan’s defeat of Bishop Gerald Kicanas judging from the closeness of the vote (17) and Dolan’s increasingly embracing the least common denominator—“God, He, She, It” rather than Jesus Christ- in describing his theological views on secular TV.
A high-point of my Sunday radio show was guest Don Rose, an icon of the Left, describing Rahm Emanuel as being “a man without a moral core” and at the same time adjudging that a Mayor Carol Moseley Braun could turn Chicago into another Detroit with surprising ease…hinting (to my mind anyhow) that Emanuel would be a gamble the city might have to take.
A low point of running a radio program where I am moderator and traffic cop between two well-equipped competitors from Left and Right is that occasionally I hear from irate conservatives “why didn’t you jump in and rip `im [meaning the Left]?” which would be akin to a football ref joining a team and running downfield with that ball—precisely why I begin each show with “…and if you want to know what I really think go to tomroeser.com,” a concept foreign to some who expect me to rant, forgetting that I did this solo for some years, neglecting to understand that my role on the current show is to be a clarifier and questioner—oh well.