Monday, December 12, 2005

It's My Party

Welcome, dear reader. Today we’d like to play a little game we like to call, “Who the Hell Said That?”

After a recent speech at the Bill Clinton School of Public Service, a speaker raised some eyebrows by taking direct aim at the Christian Right’s takeover of the Republican Party. Who said the following?

“I think that the Republican Party fairly recently has been taken over by the Christian conservatives, by the Christian Right. I don’t think this is a permanent condition but I think this has happened, and that it’s divisive for the country.”

A) Hillary Clinton, Democratic Senator and potential 2008 presidential candidate
B) Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
C) Teddy Kennedy, famously liberal democratic senator from Massachusetts
D) John Danforth, former Republican senator from Missouri, and an Episcopal priest.

D) John Danforth, a Republican whose conservative credentials include defending Clarence Thomas against sexual harassment charges during his confirmation hearing, and being appointed ambassador to the United Nations by the current President Bush.

Danforth, who is also an Episcopal priest, went on to say, “Nothing is more dangerous than religion in politics and government when it becomes divisive. I’ll give you examples: Iraq. Northern Ireland. Palestine.”


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