The case against adultery seems clearly spelled out in the sixth commandment: “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Even if that does not prove sufficient, we can always quote Jesus Himself: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you, everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. (Mt 5:27-28)” For Catholics, as for any who profess that the Bible is the inerrant word of God, this seems to rest the case. What more is there to say?
This is the initial post in what I expect to be a long running series here at American Catholic: members of the Obama administration who resign in disgrace. First up: Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, nominee for Commerce Secretary, who announced on Sunday that he was withdrawing his name from nomination.
Why was he doing this? Because he is enmeshed in a pay to play scandal. Did this suddenly blow up? Naah, this scandal has been brewing since 2004. Why was he nominated? Simple incompetence on the part of Team Obama, or did they not think it would matter until the Blagojevich indictment in Illinois? Probably mostly the latter. Expect more of this. More than a few of Obama’s nominees, most notably Senator Clinton, have plenty of skeletons hanging in their closets.
“A Pro-Life DNC Chair!”, crows an apparently elated Michael Sean Winters in America, at the news that President-elect Obama has tapped the Virginian governor for DNC chair:
I never thought I would live to see the day. If anyone had any doubts about Barack Obama’s willingness to listen to pro-life Democrats, his selection of Virginia Governor Tim Kaine to head the Democratic National Committee should settle those doubts. Obama means business.
Perhaps, perhaps not.