Q. No, Limbaugh is displeased; thinks Boehner blew it. A. Rush is a great asset to conservatives but when he gets on a all-or-nothing crusade like this someone ought to remind him he has the nature of a big fat blowhard who’s only experience with negotiating has been to take calls from his agent to hear what multi-million-dollar fresh contract has been arranged. Honestly, this guy who is set up as the oracle for all conservative thought has never…ever…had to sit across a conference table with anybody. Q. You have? A. You betcha…in two states and D.C.: In Minnesota as a prime negotiator for a Republican governor facing a two-House Democratic legislature. In Illinois as a negotiator with Jesse Jackson staving off a boycott against Quaker Oats…in D.C. as an assistant Commerce secretary dealing for my program with a two-House Democratic majority in 1969…as number three in the Peace Corps—running it when the director and deputy were out of the country—and negotiating its appropriations with a two-House Democratic majority in 1970-71. I think Limbaugh’s valuable but seeing him sitting there pontificating like a fat Buddha in his studio, engulfed in cigar smoke rattling his cheeks about things he never had experience with is sickening. Q. What about the august Judge Andrew Napolitano on Fox? A. The “for Freedom!” guy? One of those crazed libertarians ala Ron Paul who wants to suborn the CIA and defeat the Patriot Act all the while terrorists are conspiring—defended by our freedoms—to do away with all of us? Napolitano is another egomaniac who hopes to benefit from Glenn Beck’s departure. Q. What about Beck? A. You know—for the first several years he’s been on I rather liked him because in this historically illiterate age he taught history the way I learned it….the devastation liberals have made of this country. I must say I haven’t caught him recently when he started losing his audience—although his ratings are still something Chris Matthews would covet. Did George Soros, a Jew, make a deal as a kid with those who perpetrated the Holocaust in Hungary to save his hide? Search me. But I know Soros is a bad customer. Q. Changing the subject… A. Yes. Q. It wounds Fr. Pfleger to say this but if the Archdiocese kicks him out of St.Sabina’s he’ll leave the Church.
A. Those cookie pushers are living miracles…born without brains, backbone or guts. All they can do is parse-parse-parse because they’ve been told they’re the smartest guys in the room. God save the church from these accommodationists. as bob novak said “The church is really divine since it has endured for 2000 years with a coterie of jerk bishops like today’srunning it.”