Monday, March 29, 2004

Nit Picklering Returns!

Nedra had been on better behavior lately, but old habits die hard:

Kerry is Roman Catholic, but his support for abortion rights is at odds with Vatican teachings.

Which, as Confessore explains, is a completely irrelevant detail. He then says:

Speaking of which, the Bush campaign's response to Kerry's speech -- "was beyond the bounds of acceptable discourse and a sad exploitation of Scripture for a political attack" -- is so over-the-top it's laughable. If quoting Scripture to make political points is now off-limits, President Bush is going to have a problem.

Actually, it won't. For all his supposed "piety" and regular reading of the Bible, Bush has rarely actually invoked Scripture. What he does use quite frequently are the code words of the culture warriors on the Religious Right, but almost never demonstrates any actual knowledge of the Bible.