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"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

"...doesn't philosophy amount to the sum of all thinkable and unthinkable errors, ceaselessly repeated?"--Jean-Luc Marion

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice."--Bryan Stevenson

Saturday, January 07, 2006

The Unjust Steward

"I tell you, make use of your ill-gotten gains to make friends for yourselves,so that when the bottom falls out they are there to welcome you into eternal dwelling places." Luke 16:9, SV.

For some reason, this verse came to mind when I heard the "Tom who?" moment had come:

A White House spokeswoman, Erin Healy, reading from an official statement, said, "We respect Congressman DeLay's decision to put the interests of the American people, the House of Representatives and the Republican Party first. We look forward to continuing to work with Speaker Hastert and all House Republicans to build upon the important accomplishments we have achieved on behalf of the American people to make America safer and more prosperous."
How long ago was it that Bush declared Tom innocent?

I mean, since Mr. DeLay claimed a "mandate from heaven," and all.

And after all, as the Stakeholder says:

It was crystal clear [in 1999], if not well before, what kind of operation DeLay was running.
....
So what was it that finally got Republicans to revolt, and to ask for new Leadership? Was it the revelation of some action or behavior that took his corruption to new levels? Was it a spontaneous, collective crisis of the conscience?

No. It was a plea bargain by Jack Abramoff. No new information came out about DeLay himself.

DeLay was not kicked out for what he had done. He was kicked out for getting caught.
Yup.

Now, about those eternal dwelling places, Tom....

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