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Steve Dillard, one of my old blogging heroes (now retired), was on Hardball last night to talk about this crazy idea that Giuliani shouldn't get a free pass on being pro-baby-murder on his way to the Presidency. You can infer how I feel about that position.

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Anyway, there's a lot to enjoy in this, but my favorite parts come when Steve calls Giuliani an extremist on abortion (behold Matthews's response); when Steve deftly pirouettes through the cliche bits on the Iraq War; and, best of all, when Matthews offers a laugh to the audience with an opener -- I'm transcribing this verbatim -- "the Hierarchy, which is populated, as you and I know, with a lot of Republicans, the Archbishops and above." Putting to the side that the overwhelming majority of American Bishops, Archbishops, and Cardinals are Democrats by birth and tradition (if you disregard issues relating to fornication, sodomy, and the murder of humans, they'd be lauded by liberals far and wide), I just have to say this: Pope Benedict is a Republican? He's the only thing standing "above the Archbishops."

I mean, his coolness factor was through the roof before, but now we're in serious demigod land. (No blasphemy intended, Your Holiness.)

Steve was much more polite than that, but did a great job. Check it out.

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in full attack dog, "discredit the Republican" mode too. I notice he took the Democrat position and didn't question EJ Dione's positions, they were okay to him.

"Wubbies World" - MSgt, U.S. Air Force (Retired): "Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know." -Jer 33:3-

if Matthews did anything except operate in that mode.

Steve did a great job of staying cool under pretty serious fire from Matthews. Loved his characterization of Giuliani as an abortion extremist.

....to even understand what he was saying, let alone to comprehend so much nonsense spoken so quickly by a host who - though I've been told he had a heyday once - has no business being on television anyway.

I haven't in years.

...yesterday was actually my first time, ever; I watched because Steve, who is an aquaintance of mine, was on.

I didn't like it, so I didn't inhale ;-)

good for a laugh now and then, especially in melt-down mode.

Hardball is to journalism as Fawlty Towers is to great hotels.

He asked Dillard a couple of inflammatory questions and Dillard handled them well. Matthews had little to say after that.

Merely because he sits in a pew in a Catholic Church from time to time does not, in fact, make him Catholic.

We are all heroes, you and Boo and I. Hamsters and rangers everywhere, rejoice!

that would for him and his priest to judge, not you.

Last time I checked, there were certain minimal criteria for membership in the Catholic Church, which are curiously public information and have been set in stone for centuries. Thus, while Mr. Matthews and his priest may be comfortable with a heretic receiving communion -- and I'm sure they feel better knowing that you're fine by it too -- let's leave it to the people who actually learned to read publicly available documents to arrive at these conclusions, hm?

We are all heroes, you and Boo and I. Hamsters and rangers everywhere, rejoice!

Last I checked, the church has a hierarchy for deciding who is a member of the church and who is not, and you're not in that hierarchy, far as I know.

Apparently, when you last checked, you missed the fact that bishops, not priests, excommunicate -- which is what you seem to be talking about here (but isn't what we're actually talking about here). Thus, formal membership in the Body of Christ would be a question for Matthews's bishop (or indeed any bishop, though tradition and law place plenary authority on his bishop).

While we're at it, though, the Church's hierarchy is not the sole determinant of whether one adheres to the minimal beliefs requisite of a member of the Catholic Church. (This is part of why they explain what those things are, in those documents you claim to have read, but clearly didn't.)

Thanks for playing, Charles. Don't you have a warrior-God-king to praise somewhere?

We are all heroes, you and Boo and I. Hamsters and rangers everywhere, rejoice!

How dare you have erudition to state that abortion is baby murder- and point out Giuliani is for it. You must be one of those evangelical associated, one type issue voters; at least that is what I have been told.

{Note to Giuliani; there is still plenty of time between now and the election to stop the contredanse with this issue and provide some real clarity as to your intentions, although most will continue to wonder if past is prologue.}

Although I often question why anyone would appear on a show which is widely seen…nowhere, and whose host is hopelessly nonplussed, Steve was outstanding. I am sure the four regulars viewers were far outnumbered by Steve’s admirers and those directed to the video by your link.

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