An Evening With the Cardinal at the Al Smith Dinner (Not So Grievously Bad) 13

I was going to write my post on the North American Martyrs today (and I probably still will later on… but you know how I am about keeping those sorts of promises), until last night when a friend asked me to share my thoughts on Cardinal Dolan’s inviting President Obama to the Al Smith dinner.

Since this is a touchy subject for many people, I hesitated to write on the topic. I changed my mind, mostly because I could not think of a good way to answer my friend in 140 characters or less (so you can imagine what social format we were using). And now that it’s all over and done with, I think there are a few good points we can take away from it. More…

Mitt Romney to Join the Gaffers’ Club 10

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” — Abraham Lincoln

If I were to make a list of all the reasons why I should never — ever — even think about running for political office, the very first thing I would jot down is my propensity for sticking my foot in it.  More…