You know like many I have a soft spot for Joe Biden. He has been wrong on most foreign policy issues for over 35 years, but there is something about him that just hits you as right. He was clearly the most qualified candidate on the democratic side and would be a far better president (don’t laugh) than our current one.

That being said the story concerning his daughter is news and can’t be suppressed particularly since the act is illegal, but I think it’s an ugly one.

As the father of teenage sons this could be any one of us. I trust I’ve taught my kids well enough to avoid this idiocy but you just never know. The partisan in me remembers the sensitivity that the left showed Governor Palin’s and her teenage daughter in a difficult time but the parent in me has to trump it. I feel bad for old Joe but the daughter is an adult you can only teach them right and hope for the best. If they want to be idiots when they are grown no power on earth is going to stop them.

If a law has been broken it has to be enforced particularly when involving the daughter of the VP, but anyone who shows delight in this kind of think has never been a parent worried about their kids.

Update: Looks like Don Surber and Captain Ed are a lot smarter than me. I do feel happy for Joe, he has enough on his plate already.

You know I was going to do a post on Mrs. Clinton’s gaffe in Mexico but you know what. It’s just too easy.

I suspect that if she had been president however she would have had a team that knew what they were doing, however since we have a lot of Clintonista’s in the Obama administration I don’t know if that is true.

I do wonder however if Mrs. Clinton is being ill served to remove a rival in 2012?

Via Althouse and the Weekly Standard some things are so incredible that one can’t wrap your head around it.

Does this mean that the Obama administration is planning on giving some freed Guantanamo detainees a stipend? It sure appears that way. So, not only is the Obama administration planning on freeing some detainees on U.S. soil, it is also going to pay them to live here. Amazing. Who would have thought that we would see the day when detainees who were once labeled enemy combatants would be receiving welfare?

That this type of thing hasn’t caused a media riot amazes me.

Kaus gets the thread, Glenn and Mark and Moe (the new stooges?) provide the snark but Jonah has the best description:

I think that excerpt demonstrates nicely why I thought the whole thing was so funny in the first place. Obviously it’s just one excerpt and I’m sure there are serious conversations that take place over there too. But even going by that one example, it’s pretty clear that the list itself and the qualities and qualifications of those on it is a major concern to those on it. It’s like the liberal egghead version of Heathers.

Boy I wish I introduced myself to Jonah at the Boston meeting back in ’04.

Diane Korzeniewski puts it better than I do concerning Pseudo Catholics that are the darling of the media:

Dissidents are trying to create a “designer religion” out of Catholicism in wanting to make it conform to their individual desires. It is a world from which Our Lord wants to set us free. It’s a world whose ways are in conflict with God’s ways. At it’s core is often sexual promiscuity under the guise of sexual “freedom”. Think about the teachings that dissidents would like changed and it will often lead right back to this so-called right which is nothing more than a right to sin and offend God, by choice.

Much easier to convert sin to “no sin” than to actually change one’s behavior. She continues.

They often want the Church to accept homosexual behavior. The Church embraces those with SSA, but cannot condone homosexual acts any more than it can condone heterosexual acts outside of Sacramental marriage. Others want to change the Church’s teaching on abortion, or euthanasia, contraception and other “life” issues. Dissidents know where the Church stands on all of these issues, but they don’t agree and feel that Holy Mother Church ought to bend with every wind of doctrine that comes with each new generation. As scripture tells us, Jesus is Truth. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever – do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. (Hebrews 13:8-9). Hence, there cannot be several versions truth any more than there can be several versions of Jesus.

That’s the thing about truth. It is what it is. That’s why political groups need spin doctors.

Read her whole thing and remember this in closing:

The plan never included a set of keys for every individual to “bind and lose” on their own, or through opinion polls, or with the flow of a given age. Remember, it was by popular opinion that Our Lord was nailed to a Cross!

The emphasis is mine but if there was ever a line worth emphasizing this is it.

The American Papist notes that “Catholics” united press release makes this description:

Regrettably, the individuals leading the charge against Notre Dame are partisan operatives who routinely use a single-issue analysis to divorce the Catholic faith from its longstanding commitment to social justice and the sanctity of all human life.

Looks like George “I’m doing great in this crisis” Soros isn’t getting as good a return on his investment in phony Catholic groups as in other things.

I’d actually be interested knowing what parish they belong to and if they do the Saturday or the Sunday mass?