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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

"She Who Must Not Be Mentioned" 2.0

I really have to feel sorry for Richard "Ric" Grennell. Here was a guy with impeccable political credentials as a political strategist who had also been the United States spokesman at the U.N under four ambassadors and served then-president Bush with great dignity and valor. Cast aside. In the latest "Boy! Who could have seen THAT coming?" episode that is politics as (sadly) usual. This is not a political rant as such. This is not designed to demean a party, a campaign or a particular individual, especially not Grennell. But, seriously! I could have predicted this sordid saga (and did) three weeks ago. Exactly WHAT were these people thinking? Grennell was hired in early April to be a political strategist for Mitt Romney's upcoming push for the presidency. Having cleared the field of all the flotsam with an eye on the incumbent, Romney made what his advisors said was a solid choice in appointing Grennell. That appointment ended abruptly this week when Grennell "resigned" his position...a highly-valued political veteran was cast aside out of fear: fear of people like Sean Harris and his potential influence on voters. If you have yet to hear the Harris story, let me fill you in: Harris is a minister in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Not coincidentally, North Carolina is voting soon on a provision that would allow same-sex marriage. This is what Harris had to say from the pulpit last Sunday: "The second you see your son dropping that limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist." "Man up. Give him a good punch." I don't remember Jesus EVER saying something about being violent toward one's fellow man, let alone his or her children. Oh, there are plenty of two-sentence fragments one can take from the Bible to promote such violence against children, but I thought we'd all somewhat agreed that hitting kids was a bad thing. Anyway, because the extremists on the right howled heavenward, it was decided that Grennell had to go. Never mind that he could have been a savvy political mind who could have benefitted something of a stagnant campaign with his knowledge. The fact of his sexuality was too damning to overcome...and it's not like he was secretive about it. So how could those vetting such a person "fail to spot potential hazards"? This has an eerie flashback to four years ago. WWJD? Forgive.

1 Comments:

At 8:30 AM, Blogger UpsideDown Kate said...

It's terrifying to me how we've become a country where our politicians are constantly pandering to the extremes. It terrifies me more that we have a PASTOR preaching abuse.

 

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