Total Rip-off Tuesday

Wherein I "rip-off" another writer on the Web. Not taking credit - just sharing good stuff.  Today's choice is from Russell Shaw, who thinks that George W. Bush might have a bit of the Catholic in him:

The episode that opens Man in the Middle may also shed light on Bush’s Catholic sensibility since it concerns his capacity for extending forgiveness–in this case, to Goeglein. Well into his White House years, it came to light that Goeglein had plagiarized material for columns he wrote for his hometown paper back in Indiana. As Washington scandals go, this was small potatoes, but Goeglein bit the bullet and resigned.
Summoned to the Oval Office for what he supposed would be a terminal chewing-out,  he got a “miracle” instead.  “Tim,” said the president, who years before had kicked a drinking habit, “I have known mercy and grace in my own life, and I am offering it to you now. You are forgiven.”

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