Another Thirty Pieces of Silver
In the months leading up to the 2008 election several prominent, and formerly actively pro-life Catholics publicly endorsed Barack Obama for the presidency. A few months ago we noted Dan Rooney receiving his payment of thirty pieces of silver in the form of appointment as Ambassador to Ireland. Today, another payment has been made as Doug Kmiec was nominated as Ambassador to Malta. A law professor who also served in the Reagan administration, Kmiec was a strong pro-life advocate until a year ago. He supported Mitt Romney in the primary, but after Romney lost in the primary he strangely switched allegiance to Barack Obama the most pro-abortion candidate to run on a major party ticket. Prior to the election Kmiec authored abook titled "Can A Catholic Support Him?: Asking the Big Question About Barack Obama" which somehow made the case that it was possible for a faithful Catholic to support a pro-abortion presidential candidate. I can only wonder if when all is said and done he will feel the ambassadorship is worth betraying all he used to profess to believe?