Friday, June 25, 2010

The beauty of closed doors

So there has been a recent spat between the Catholic News Service and the USCCB Media office head(see here). After reading some of the commentary I've come to two conclusions:

1. These things that CNA says were said probably were.
2. No one meant those things for publication.

Regardless of the awkwardness of the USCCB media office response, I don't think the Bishops meant for the remarks to be published. The nice thing about closed door meetings is that one can say what they really think. This is a good thing, in that open communication, however blunt, brings forth honesty.

Having said that, I find most of the comments to be an accurate description of how the healthcare "debate" panned out.

On the oil spill

I think Obama deserves as much blame for the oil spill as Bush did for the slow response to Katrina. Thoughts?