Thursday, November 09, 2006

Ecumenism, Elvis Style

Now, this is interesting -- the day after celebrating his wife's walk to re-election (an almost Nixonesque sweep of 64 of New York's 67 counties), former President Bill Clinton went north of the border to address a $500-a-plate funder for a Catholic Family Counseling Center in Kitchener, Ont.

Dems can do that? Wow.... Bubba, I don't think we're in America anymore.
Clinton's appearance at the Kitchener fundraiser stirred controversy when it was first announced in the summer.
A southern Ontario bishop urged Catholics to boycott the event, saying Clinton's support for abortion, his marital infidelity and his promotion of condom use to prevent the spread of AIDS go against Catholic Church doctrine.
Oh, ok. But it still happened.

In a development that should please the SSPX, from the Catholic event 42 headed to a fund-raiser for the Jewish National Fund of Ottawa.
The former president said he was glued to the television until the early morning as the results rolled in, giving the Democrats control of the House and the Senate for the first time in more than a decade.
Americans soundly rejected "hard-headed ideological" politics, said Clinton.

He repeated his criticism of the war in Iraq, citing its now debunked claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

He also criticized U.S. President George W. Bush's handling of tensions with North Korea, saying by "branding someone evil, you can hardly invite them over for a drink."

Former prime minister Jean Chr├ętien and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May attended the fundraiser.

AP/CP Nathan Denette