Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Ironic Catholic Hiring Kind Bloggers To Explore Presidential Run

Middle America, USA: The Ironic Catholic, still musing over the possibility of running for President of the United States through her exploratory committee, has made a critical decision in determining to hire gentle bloggers to work for her proposed campaign.

"I vow to hire bloggers who imitate the hesed, or loving-kindness, of God" she announced. "I'm a uniter, not a divider...or is that division-maker...? Whatever. In any case, I stand here and tell you I will not hire any blogger who engages or has engaged in hate speech against any race or creed."

Political observers reacted to the announcement with shock. "She clearly isn't cut-throat enough for this race. She has to realize that certain statements need to be made to pander, I mean appeal, to your base. I'm not sure with her limited name recognition--what is her name anyway?--that she has the room to take the moral high road," said Drew Anton, a political analyst for whichever party is paying him at the moment.

"I'm not worried about any 'base,'" said the Ironic Catholic. "If I worry, I worry about the journey to my ultimate end, and faithfully persevering in that race. This is an eschatological campaign to live out of the abundance of God's goodness, and recognize in word and deed the inherent dignity of human beings as created in God's image."

Anton acknowledged that the prospective candidate had "theologically wonkish tendencies" that may play well in certain segments of the blogosphere.

To be continued....
--I.C.

7 comments:

~m2~ said...

Are you one of *those* bloggers Edwards was referring to?!?

I'd be on your committee but you need to stop using words like eschatological. It made my head hurt trying to pronounce it first thing this morning. Just say "end times." We can all relate to that word, no?

Which committee would you prefer me be on? Social Justice or Baked Goods?

The Ironic Catholic said...

Penni--

Edwards who?

You mean I'd have competition running for president?

To answer your question, in true Catholic church fashion, I think you should do both committees. And a couple more.

Cathy_of_Alex said...

I.C. I think you picked the wrong word. It's not eschatological it's scatological.

Ray from MN said...

I'm right in the middle of updating my old political resume. Would you object greatly to DFL experience?

And, oh yes, I.C., by the way, I have my U.S. Constitution handy, and I was just wondering if you are eligible for becoming a candidate for President of the United States?

IronicCatholic said...

Ray, I used to be a Democrat. Easier to be a pro-life democrat in the South 20 yrs ago than it is anywhere now.

Sometimes I think I will caucus with them as a pro-lifer just to cause discomfort and make a point.

I don't claim any strong affiliation now, since I think they're both wrong on too many things. Makes voting fun. (gag)

FYI, yes, I am old enough and an American citizen. I COULD grow up to be president....

Anonymous said...

Is Amy Welborne gonna be your running mate, or The Catholic Caveman?

Mitch S.

PraiseDivineMercy said...

Well, in any case, you have a good running in the Catholic blog awards.