Thursday, May 18, 2006

Little Rock: Not Just Another Discarded First Wife
Pat points out that Joliet's outgoing bishop requested a replacement with experience to succeed him in leading the US's 25th largest diocese. Fair enough on the pastoral side, but echoes of Bob Dole and Newt Gingrich* remain with me. Bishop Sartain, possibly correcting himself: Truly I can say that I am blessed to be here today ... for many years to come ... for the rest of my life. Maybe it sounded better live. We can hope. * The phenomenon of up-and-comers discarding first wives when one's leadership ambitions seem to indicate a spouse with more gravitas may be needed.

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