They Told Me If We Voted For McCain…

…we’d get religious fundamentalists proselytizing while manning key governmental posts.

And they were right

(CNN) – The U.S. ambassador to Malta has upset the State Department by devoting so much time to writing and speaking about faith-related issues, according to a report from the department’s inspector general released last week.

The ambassador, Douglas Kmiec, was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009 after Kmiec helped spearhead Obama’s outreach to Catholic voters in the 2008 presidential campaign.

“Based on a belief that he was given a special mandate to promote President Obama’s interfaith initiatives, he has devoted considerable time to writing articles for publication in the United States as well as in Malta,” the State Department’s Inspector General’s Office said of Kmiec in an inspection report on the Maltese embassy released Thursday.

“His approach has required Department principals, as well as some embassy staff, to spend an inordinate amount of time reviewing his writings, speeches and other initiatives,” the report continued.

As Insty would say, “heh.”

6 Responses to “They Told Me If We Voted For McCain…”

  1. “Heh” indeed. How such an obviously devout man would think Obama was an ideal choice to vote for is beyond me.

  2. Dave E. says:

    I like this from the article:

    “His official schedule has been uncharacteristically light for an ambassador at a post of this size,”

    It’s Malta. It’s not quite twice the size of Washington D.C. Heck, he’s probably had lunch or dinner with everybody already. Twice. What do they expect him to do?

  3. mojo says:

    Look for the Falcon?

  4. nightfly says:

    I remember the stink about this in the Papalsphere when Kmiec endorsed His Obamanosity. Fighting a most uncharitable attack of the giggles at present. BRB.

  5. Mark says:

    Heh… I would have thought this guy would have been excommunicated by now.

  6. Kathy Kinsley says:

    I’m with nightfly. But not bothering to fight the giggles. I suspect Insty is feeling the same. A “Heh” is a good as a lmao with him.

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