So-called Christian doublethink in action on Miers
So-called—or to put matters more politely, Self-Identified—Christian (SIC) doublethink doesn't get more obvious than this:
Cornerstone worshipper Ron MacFarlane, a Dallas lawyer, said he saw no obstacles to Miers' confirmation.
"She's an independent thinker," MacFarlane said. "Whatever you think about her religious beliefs or her faith, she can separate that" from her professional life.
That's thought #1.
At the same time, ...
That's the He-Said/She-Said way to say "Look out! Contradiction ahead!"
.. he said Miers' dedication to the church made it unsurprising that she made room in her schedule for the Cornerstone service.
"Her faith is, I think, her biggest priority," MacFarlane said. "Today's just a demonstration of it."
And that was thought #2!
Key included Miers in the congregation's prayers and mentioned members of Congress, asking God to "guide their questions and their inquiries." He did not use her name during his sermon.
Tactful of Key not to mention Miers name... While also turning his "sermon" into grist for a direct mail operation.
But back to the doublethink: Either Mier's faith is her number biggest priority, or she can separate her religious beliefs from her professional life.
Both statements can't be true, although, as a doubleplusgood doublethinker, MacFarlane appears to believe them both at the time time.
If it her faith is Miers's "biggest priority," then she shouldn't be taking an oath to uphold the Constitution.
And if it isn't... Well, how many other "independent thinkers" have you known Bush to nominate? Not a lot?