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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 07:38 AM
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47. Not true - look at how they played the Pope tributes
Kennedy gave a wonderful tribute from the Senate floor as a Catholic who had met the Pope. When the Pope dies Kennedy had issued a statement. Kerry issued a statement when the Pope died as well - also a thoughtful statement from a Catholic.

Other than on DU, where did hear or read these statements? On CNN I saw (or heard them read) various Republican statements, from non-Catholics such as Nancy Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sen. Frist. Surely, as the 2 most prominent Catholic political leaders, Kennedy and Kerry should have been sought out for comment - even if they hadn't issued the statements they did.

Also, look at the commentary - the Pope was like Reagan and Bush. He fought Communism. I don't remember the Pope being very supportive of either Reagan or Bush. With Bush in particular, I think the Pope had at least as much problem with the death penalty and the Iraq war as he did with abortion and gay marriage.
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