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Friday, March 21, 2008

James Carville On Bill Richardson's Endorsement

Hello. I felt a burning need to address this issue. Mark Steyn @ NRO's The Corner tips us off to the complete obtuseness uttered by James Carville on the Bill Richardson endorsement of Senator Barack Obama:

Courtesy of James Carville:

"An act of betrayal," said James Carville, an adviser to the Clintons.

"[Bill] Richardson's endorsement came right around the anniversary of the day when Judas sold out for 30 pieces of silver, so I think the timing is appropriate, if ironic," Carville said.

Under this analogy, Hillary is Jesus and Pennsylvania Easter morning. This may be a rhetorical overreach, James.

May I address this first, please? I am personally sick and offended of the pundits and campaign people who consistently make comparisons of their candidate being Jesus Christ. There was only one Lord and Savior, and neither Senator Clinton or Senator Obama fit the mold.

Additionally, making this comparison is disgusting. Bill Richardson did not sell Hillary Clinton out to the Romans, or even her enemies. The endorsement is just that and nothing more, and truth be told these endorsements do not mean much in politics. Thomas hypothesized that Governor Richardson is shooting for a spot on Senator Obama's ticket, should the young Illinois senator prevail against Senator Clinton.

Judas sold out Jesus to the Sanhedrin for thirty pieces of silver, unaware as to what they would do to him other than what was alluded to during the Last Supper. That Jesus would be handed over, and he would be killed. Judas carried out his role in the prophecy, and the Gospel of Matthew states that a guilt-ridden Judas returned the money to the Sanhedrin then hung himself. We do not see any sort of guilt for uttering one's own opinion regarding who they think the better person would be to lead this nation.

Mr. Steyn is indeed correct. This was a "rhetorical overreach," and a bad one given the time of the year we are in. By even making this statement, Mr. Carville belittles the memory of what this weekend means to Christians. Mr. Carville, may we recommend that you think before you speak next time, hmm?


Hat-Tip to Hugh Hewitt


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