Friday, April 10, 2009

Wanted: Ambassador to the Vatican

Have you seen these?

"Marriage: A Hill To Die On,"
by Robert Stacy McCain.

"Electricity Grid in the U.S. Penetrated by Spies."

Missile Defense Funding Cut - Immediately after North Korea tests a long range missile. No, I don't get it either.

The Furo Questus

Whomever is currently running the State Department should be fired.

A series of failures of protocol continues, as The Other McCain notes and as reported in the Washington Times:
The Vatican has quietly rejected at least three of President Obama's candidates to serve as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See because they support abortion, and the White House might be running out of time to find an acceptable envoy before Mr. Obama travels to Rome in July, when he hopes to meet Pope Benedict XVI.

Italian journalist Massimo Franco, who broke the story about the White House attempts to find a suitable ambassador to the Vatican, said papal advisers told Mr. Obama's aides privately that the candidates failed to meet the Vatican's most basic qualification on the abortion issue.

Now, I realize that I lack the august education, elite background and haughty demeanor of my supposed betters. However, even I realize that sending a pro-abortion ambassador to the Pope would be a bad idea, roughly on the level of sending an IRA fundraiser to the Court of St. James's.

So why couldn't they?

A failure to perform well on simple matters such as this does not build one's faith in their ability to handle more complex matters.