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Sweet Caroline

Support For Mommies Killing Babies Costs Kennedy Vatican Ambassadorship


She wanted Hillary Clinton‘s vacated U.S. Senate seat, but political dynasty heiress Caroline Kennedy was rebuffed when New York Gov. David Paterson gave it to gay marriage flip-flopper Kirsten Gillibrand. Second best choice for Kennedy, then? Ambassador to the noted homophobic city-state the Vatican, a position President Obama (who Kennedy campaigned for) offered her. Except she’s also been rebuffed for that position — since the Holy See simply doesn’t see eye-to-eye with Kennedy on that whole pro-choice thing. Reports the Daily Telegraph:

[Il Giornale] said that the Vatican strongly disapproved of Mr Obama’s support for abortion and stem cell research. The impasse over the ambassadorial appointment threatens to cloud his meeting with the Pope during a G8 summit in Itay in July.

Ms Kennedy, 53, has said that she supports abortion. Raymond Flynn, a former US ambassador to the Vatican, said earlier this week that Ms Kennedy would be a poor choice.

“It’s imperative, it’s essential that the person who represents us to the Holy See be a person who has pro-life values. I hope the President doesn’t make that mistake,” he told the Boston Herald. “She said she was pro-choice. I don’t assume she’s going to change that, which is problematic.”

The White House refused to comment.

On:           Apr 12, 2009
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    • ChristopherM

      And we need an ambassador to Vatican City because….?

      Apr 12, 2009 at 5:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • afrolito

      Maybe the Pope found out she’s an inarticulate lightweight, and nixed the idea.

      Oh well, she can go back to her priviledged life of wealth and entitlement now.

      Apr 12, 2009 at 6:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vada

      .. did you really have to word the title in that way? i know it’s in jest, but wow..

      Apr 12, 2009 at 10:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pater Nostra

      What did you expect? The Vatican to welcome her with open arms? Nadaaa.

      I give up!

      Apr 13, 2009 at 7:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rob

      Obama has to appease his liberal supporters. But the Vatican has a right to refuse any ambassador just like the Saudi government would reject a Jewish-American ambassador.

      Apr 14, 2009 at 12:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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