Whoa! Thursday and Friday were very busy days for the Won.
Big Guy got to do what he likes best: issue edicts,
compromises accommodations and ultimatums.
Edict #1: Waivers issued to mortgage holders who were screwed over in foreclosure by Big Banks: banks will now have to pay for their screw ups, Big Time. Big Guy’s “…standing up for the American people, holding those who broke the law accountable,” Score one for the OWieS.
Edict #2: Waivers from the No Child Left Behind (companion program to Lady M’s No Child’s Fat Behind – and nobody gets waivers from that) issued to states that agreed to kowtow to Arne’s education standards, instead of the dumb ones written by Congress. Score: Congress 0, Department of Education 1+1=3.
Edict#3: Waivers to religious organizations on contraception coverage. Well, not waivers exactly, butt they won’t have to pay for it. Well, not directly anyway. “All women will have access to these very, very important contraceptive services, and those employers that have religious objections don’t have to pay for it.” So, morality can be determined by who's picking up the tab? I’m sure that’s in the Bible somewhere. Score: Moral Relativity 1000, Conscience 0
Big Guy’s Solomon-esque “accommodation” should take care of “that conscience thing” that many of Nancy Pelosi’s fellow Catholics seem to have with the sanctity of life. Because as Winnie established eons ago, for people like Nancy, conscience can be assuaged as long as the price is right:
Churchill: Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?
Socialite: My goodness, Mr. Churchill! Well, I suppose – we would have to discuss terms, naturally.
Churchill: Would you sleep with me for five pounds?
Socialite: Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!
Churchill: Madam, we’ve already established that. Now we are haggling about the price.
"House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a practicing Catholic and mother of five, strongly praised Obama for "showing leadership in a very unifying way," and 'for his ongoing commitment to women's health.'"
Just a little suggestion Nan: keep practicing.
So here is the point of this little morality play boys and girls: as long as you’re spending other people’s money you qualify for a morality waiver and therefore are free to check your conscience at the door.
I’ve always meant to read the Divine Comedy, butt perhaps I won’t have to bother now.
“What fresh hell is this?”