Skip to comments.AP Reporter asks if U.S. would monitor a Papal election
Posted on 03/18/2013 11:57:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
In a question that brought nervous laughter to other journalists, a question by Associated Press reporter Mathew Lee, asking whether the United States would monitor a Papal election, brought a serious formal non-answer, as reported by Family Security Matters via CNS News:
State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said on Friday that if a request were to "come forward" that the papal election be monitored by an international organization called the Organization for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the U.S. government "would take it very seriously."
Nuland made the remark only after she did some "digging" on the issue because Associated Press reporter Matthew Lee had questioned her at Thursday's briefing about whether the administration believed the papal election had met international standards.
At both Thursday's and Friday's briefings there was more than a little jocularity in the way Nuland handled Lee's questions, and there was some laughter among the reporters who witnessed the exchanges. But Nuland's ultimate answer that the U.S. would take "very seriously" a request to monitor the papal elections was one she did in fact research and did not need to give.
As if Mr. Lee hadn't been offensive enough, he further added that "It's probably the least transparent election. I mean, it's more opaque than an election in North Korea or Iraq under Saddam Hussein."
So now a reporter is equating the College of Cardinals with North Korea, in an offensive moral equivalence.....
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They will eventually try. It’s been done before...
Are these leftists just plain retarded?
Transparent and verifiable elections are crucial in any country that claims to be a democracy.
Which would be relevant if the Vatican had ever claimed to be a democracy.
Lib mind at work: “We need monitors for all elections of any type — clubs, schools, churches, neighborhood groups, etc. We should start with school class presidents and student council reps. Establish a mini-UN in each school district in charge of this. We can hire unemployed or unemployable low-info people to do the monitoring. Totally indoctrinate the kids to get used to it. Tell them how grown-up it is to do this. Then everything else will fall into place in a few years. We can force our people into every group in the country.”
>>>Are these leftists just plain retarded?>>>
And evil, too.
They’re not retarded. They know exactly what they’re doing.
Unlimited government, that’s where the religion of liberalism leads.
It met CATHOLIC 'standards', so must go away or your camel nose poking under the tent wall will get STOMPED!
Juts how ARROGANT can some folks be to try to impose the WORLD's standard onto the Roman Catholic Church???
Smirking Leftists. Masters of the Universe. The ruling class, which includes the MSM, treats the peasant class with contempt. The ruling class exhibits the typical arrogance of power.
Seriously, what have the likes of Mother Theresa and Fr. Damian ever done, in comparison to heroes of the proletariat, like Pol Pot, Mao and Stalin?