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Dear Pat: God doesn't play dice with politics -- remember?
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In any sane political contest, candidates would run from a Pat Robertson endorsement like it came lathered with an especially virulent STD.

But, we're talking Republican primary political contest, so such a scourge is nevertheless regarded by the press and received by the participatory prehensiles as "a coup."

A coup, mind you -- the shamanistic blessing of a senile televangelist who revels in fantastical spooks and demonology, and who can't even keep his spooks and demons straight.

Yesterday, for instance, while endorsing Rudy, Mr. Robertson said "the overriding issue before the American people is the defense of our population from the blood lust of Islamic terrorists," although it wasn't that long ago that Robertson breathlessly declared that "activist judges" were the real and uppermost danger to the United States, "probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings."

I could, of course, offer a long list of Robertson's other verbal jewels of certifiable dementia -- from his chiming agreement with Jerry Falwell's own peculiar demonologies to his open espousal, in Jesus' name, of political assassination -- but they're so well known, why bother. The man is bughouse daft, and he's made a career of advertising it.

But, however fleeting, he also has flickers of rationality. Pitch his dwindling support to some purist, third-party candidate who hasn't a hope in hell of prevailing, as his conservative brethren of Dobson and Perkins have threatened?

No way.

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