A tale of two analogies. Two prominent Catholics who seemed to have been at a loss for words. And for their troubles, they should have stayed that way, rather than venturing to make comparisons that somehow, don’t quite fit.
GOP candidate Newt Gingrich endorses his campaign manager’s likening of a two-person ballot in the Virginia Republican primary to Pearl Harbor:
Somehow I don’t think the loss of over two-thousand American service personnel quite lines up with a blundering campaign that’s struggling to shoot straight. Mr Gingrich has been a college professor. I think a better analogy is an undergrad who thinks he has the world owed him on a platter, and then gets an F for not turning in his project on time.
The rhetoric of the KKK and the rhetoric of some of the gay liberation people — Who is the enemy? The Catholic Church.
An archdiocesan spokeswoman:
Whether it was the best choice of analogy I don’t know. Taken out of context the meaning can be misinterpreted.
And sure, if it can be misinterpreted, it will be misinterpreted.Hasn’t this guy been following the misadventures of Pope Benedict and the secular press?
People are calling for his resignation, but that’s going to happen next year anyway. The Vatican would refuse and early out–it would be a retreat in the culturewar, and we can’t have that. Anyway, the archbishop pulled back from his insistence:
Obviously, it’s absurd to say that the gay and lesbian community are the Ku Klux Klan, but if you organize a parade that looks like parades that we’ve had in our past because it stops us from worshipping God, well, then that’s the comparison, but it’s not with people and people — it’s parade-parade.
Not people-people? Parade-parade? What about dum-dum? Cardinal George had a reputation for being an intellectual when he was whooshed into Chicago via Oregon a decade ago. This latest episode sure doesn’t show it.
Oh, getting back to the former Representative from Georgia, this is what a heroes’ memorial looks like:
This is your campaign: