Thursday, March 24, 2005
Howard Dean, theologian: Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean revisits one of his biggest foot-in-mouth moments and the irony passes him by.
The party allowed its opponents too often to define debates and control issues, such as faith and family values, Dean said.
''We need to talk about values and not be afraid of them,'' he said, going on to make two biblical references.
In the first he said Jesus' directive to ''love thy neighbor'' didn't mean one could choose which ones to love. He then remarked that Republicans never brought up the scriptural verse saying it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven.
I'm happy to hear that Dean has figured out what Jesus was talking about -- it took awhile.
On the other hand, I'm disappointed to hear of Dean's apparent damnation of the eternal souls of George Soros, Terry McAulliffe and John and Teresa Heinz Kerry.