Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Church vs. the GOP

The Republican Party and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul are having a disagreement (the Church won). Now -- hold on to your hats for this one -- 'Catholics for Obama' is sympathetic to the Republicans and in polite disagreement with the Church. However, with the wisdom of Solomon, we do offer a compromise (maybe Chairman Dean will ask us to mediate the Florida/Michigan matter!).

Archbishop John Nienstedt successfully fought against a bill to open downtown St. Paul, Minnesota bars until 4 am during the Republican National Convention, September 1-4. The legislation also would have allowed liquor stores to be open the Sunday of the convention. The Archbishop is against both changes. He said that Minnesota shouldn't have to change its policies just for some guests. The State House of Representatives agreed with the Archbishop and voted down the bill.

Awh, C'mon now! Those Conventions go late into the night. And then there are the after-parties and the after-after parties. Even Republicans are allowed to have a good time.

Here is the compromise. Let's make sure the people taking advantage of the late closing time are Republicans and not local Twin Cities Democrats. We say limit the drinks served after normal closing hours to Martinis, Scotch (preferably Chivas) and imported wines. No beer or boilermakers allowed. That way the Republicans can drink but not the Democrats!

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