Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Why was Kennedy the only Catholic ruler of America?

The answer is related via Egyptian blogger The Big Pharaoh, here:

When asked about the MB’s program clause that bars Christians from running for the president office in Egypt, his answer was as follows:

“In America a Catholic cannot become president and this is based upon the understanding of the American constitution. And the first time that a Catholic ruled America, Kennedy, he was killed after a year and half in office.” (Ana Ikhwan; Arabic link)

...The world is marching forward and we’re still dicussing whether a Christian and a woman can run for president in Egypt. What a wretched nation we are. We had a Christian prime ministers, Christian foreign ministers, and a Jewish finance minister in the first half of last century and we, in 2007, in God damned 2007, are still discussing whether a Christian or a woman can become president.


At 9:33 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your mention of Kennedy combined with today's "intense political grilling" of what should be a fairly simple assessment of Bush's latest Attorney General appointments professional abilities and credentials and then a vote of affirmation.

One of the main criticism's of Gonzalez was that he was too political and too close to the George Bush. It occurred to me, do Democrats hold the same position on RFK as JFK's Attorney General?


At 9:47 PM EDT, Blogger The Contentious Centrist said...

You are taking my post to an unintended frontier :-)


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