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Readings for Palm Sunday (March 16, 2008)

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Breaking of a Palm Leaf for the Entry into JerusalemLiturgy of the Palms; Sixth Sunday in Lent; March 16, 2008
Matthew 21:1-11; Psalm 118:1-2,19-29
[see sermon at Fear: the other Palm Sunday emotion]
Matthew 21:1-11
The Royal Welcome
1-3When they neared Jerusalem, having arrived at Bethphage on Mount Olives, Jesus sent two disciples with these instructions: “Go over to the village across from you. You’ll find a donkey tethered there, her colt with her. Untie her and bring them to me. If anyone asks what you’re doing, say, Read the rest of this entry »

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March 9, 2008 at 8:55 pm

Daschle: First Lady years don’t qualify as experience

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Tom Daschle says a few things here that make sense to me:
Tom DaschleFormer Senate Majority Leader, Tom Daschle, spoke on NBC’s Meet the Press about whether or not Hillary Clinton’s experience as First Lady gave her an edge over Barack Obama.

“I know what a good First Lady she was, but it would be hard for me to draw some degree of connection between being a First Lady and having experience to be the Commander in Chief,” Daschle said. “She served in the Senate, she’s been on the Armed Services Committee and I give her credit for that, but in terms of numbers of years of elected office, the number of years served, Barack Obama has more years served than Hillary Clinton.”

He added, “So it’s a specious argument. The fact is, both of them are qualified. They’re good candidates. They both would make great leaders. I do believe that Barack offers a lot more in the capacity of leadership, but I don’t think anyone can look at her experience as First Lady and say, for some reason, that qualifies her to run for President of the United States.”

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It’s a long way from being an intelligent and capable First Lady to being Commander-in-Chief. Never could quite see why one made a credential for the other.


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Written by Monte

March 9, 2008 at 6:18 pm

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