View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Gov. Paterson - pro-choice Catholic - won't run

New York Governor David Paterson, who is a pro-choice and pro-homosexual marriage Catholic - has decided not to run for reelection this November.

What finally undermined his reelection bid apparently was that a close aid had to resign in a widening scandal involving alleged domestic violence and attempts by a number of people - including perhaps the governor - to get the accuser to withdraw the charges.

But Paterson has been in trouble for a while due to his poor decisions and poor performance. He's trailing in all the polls.

Unfortunately, the leading contender for the Democratic nomination - and a favorite at this point in the polls against the likely GOP nominees - is Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. He's the son of former Governor Mario Cuomo, who articulated the weasel argument for Democratic Catholic politicians that while they are personally opposed to abortion, they support a woman's right to choose.

Andrew Cuomo has said in the past he supports abortion and homosexual marriage. So unless he has changed his mind, no improvement there: Another pro-choice Catholic betraying his faith. Politics as usual in New York state.

Maybe a few prayers will help him to see the light.


Blogger Interstate Catholic said...

My guess is that Gov. Paterson will be gone long before the election this November.

Just what we need, another Cuomo.

Rochester mayor Bob Duffy wants more power, maybe he should run for governor.

9:35 PM  

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