Well? Would YOU go?

The Catholic bishop who sued the Obama administration over providing contraceptives to their clients has invited the President to dinner.

That has all the makings of some good table fellowship — or some really awkward silences.

The Alfred E. Smith Foundation Dinner could be interesting this year — though it’s not considered a religious event, but something more like a school board meeting, or a zoning board meeting with yuks thrown in. Republican hopeful Mitt Romney was invited, and he’s said yes. (That list of past speakers is certainly overwhelmingly white&male.)


23 responses to “Well? Would YOU go?

  1. “Tradition” says he should… but, it must be rather galling.

  2. That’s Cardinal Timmy. Don’t want to piss him off. He’s got more lawyers than Obama.
    I’m sure Obama will go. All theater has intermissions…even political theater.
    Not a religious event? For those folks getting up in the morning is a religious event. Every time Cardinal Timmy-Boy opens his mouth it’s a religious event. It’s a “ritual of American politics.” That makes it a religious event for Catholics, doesn’t it?

  3. Unfortunately, even if he goes, Obama, will not call BS on the pedophile enablers like Dolan. He and the rest of the pedophile enablers USCCB should really get their own house in order first

  4. It’s interesting that Romney is going, too, since the foundation was formed to honor a Democrat Governor who was a patron of the “little people”. That’s so not-Romney. Obama could have some fun with that one. Taking the mic (& free meal) and having a field day sounds like a great plan.

  5. I would pass. Why help an organization that has opposed you on so many things raise money. Any media there will be the same folks that protect them.

    • That’s a good point. I’m all about reaching across the table, but…no, that’s a lie. I’m not all about reaching across the table, unless it’s to slap someone. Never mind.

      • I’m all about reaching across the table…to grab that last piece of bacon.

        • I’d like to amend my previous answer, and steal Rick’s. Since this is my blog and I can do what I want, I’m really only announcing something that’s already happened.

  6. Dolan is at odds over both sides of the aisle. The Democrats for obvious reasons — social immorality. Ryan and Dolan (2002-09) are both from Wisocnsin and Dolan’s objected to Ryan’s sense of social justice on several occassions most notably when Ryan tried to push an austerity budget down Dolan’s throat and called it Catholic Justice.


    • This is going to be an interesting race, now that Paul Ryan’s on the ticket. I’d read someone predict on Twitter that Mitt Romney’s choice would be Ryan, and I thought, “No way! Not with that budget!” Political punditry ain’t us, I guess.

  7. Or will Mitt now be able to ease back to moderation while Ryan takes up the extremist position?

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