Not every week throws up a wondrous inanity, but a week when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opens her mouth has a good shot. Nanny Nan, speaking at the Catholic Community Conference on Capital Hill, told the audience our public policies must be governed by The Word made Flesh.
“We have to give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be in keeping with the values of the Word. The Word. Isn’t it a beautiful word when you think of it? It just covers everything. The Word. Fill it in with anything you want. But, of course, we know it means: ‘The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.’ And that’s the great mystery of our faith. He will come again. He will come again. So, we have to make sure we’re prepared to answer in this life, or otherwise, as to how we have measured up.”
Fill that Word in with anything you want, folks. Nancy does. Claiming her church was “flexible” on the issue of abortion, she tried to block the ban on partial birth abortions made law in 2003.
Now, of course, if a conservative pol had made these comments, the New York Times would have printed the headline in red ink: Conservative Assails American Church/State Separation. But for the Nanny, it’s all a-ok. And by the way, I’ll believe Pelosi’s policies are in keeping with the Word when she can find the Gospel passage in which Jesus says, “Steal Thou Money From Others to Give to the Poor.”