Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Religion in Public Life

In addition to an article on the impact of religion in Tim Kaine's life, the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star has another interesting article on McDonnell and Bolling's religious backgrounds. For the first time in Virginia's history, two of its top three elected officials will be Catholics (Kaine and McDonnell.) I was surprised that during the course of the AG campaign that so much focus was placed on the fact that McDonnell graduated from Regent University Law School and no one brought up his undergrad degree at Notre Dame.

10 Comments:

At 1/11/2006 01:09:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

Catholics. Who needs em.

 
At 1/11/2006 03:27:00 PM, Blogger Mitch Cumstein said...

Easy there, pal. I may be a Moderate, but I'm also a Catholic. Some of the other contributors here are as well (Catholic, not Moderate). Let's keep the anti-Catholic rhetoric to a minimum. Next we'll have MOM blathering about Papists or some similar inane drivel.

 
At 1/11/2006 04:14:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

If you want anti-anything rhetoric, I'd be happy to oblige. I was just kidding around there.

As far as religions go, and I'm against all of em, Catholics are more preferable to the alternatives.

 
At 1/11/2006 05:55:00 PM, Anonymous Bushwick Bill said...

I thought the Democrats were the party of Rum, Romanism and Rebellion! I have to do some rethinking.....

 
At 1/11/2006 06:46:00 PM, Blogger Mitch Cumstein said...

Substitute Irish Whiskey for Rum and count me in!

 
At 1/11/2006 09:02:00 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

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At 1/11/2006 09:03:00 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

They made a deal of it becasue he went to a Christian law school. If he have gone to UVA or UCLA, it never would have been brought up. Not that I am bashing non-Christian law schools, its just that some people in the media thought it might be a good way to show the diff. beteewn Greg and Bob.

 
At 1/11/2006 10:47:00 PM, Blogger Ben Kyber said...

Who is Greg?

 
At 1/12/2006 04:10:00 PM, Blogger SouthoftheJames.com said...

Ryan: It wasn't that he went to a Christian Law School. It's that he went to Pat Robertson's law school.

No one would've cared if it was ND Law School, Catholic U, or even Wake Forest (Deeds' law school) or URichmond (which were Baptist schools). It's the Pat Robertson thing.

-- Conaway

 
At 1/12/2006 04:59:00 PM, Blogger Will Vaught said...

if he went to notre dame, you'd think taliban bob could have been accepted to a real law school

 

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