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Obama: Yes to Terrorism Abetter, No to Little Sisters of the Poor

For my entire blogging life, I've been angling for an excuse to say something, anything, about the Little Sisters of the Poor.  That's because, as a sports fan, I've spent years needling fans of opposing teams by snickering, "Sure you've got a winning record, but that's only because you play the Little Sisters of the Poor."

It seemed inconceivable that someone could actually target the Little Sisters of the Poor, but the Obama Administration remains full of surprises.  Teeth bared, it has taken the Sisters to court, and done so at exactly the time that it has released from prison the traitorous Lynne Stewart.  This is the Lynne Stewart who was convicted of abetting terrorism against the United States.

Ms. Stewart, a veteran criminal defense lawyer who initially sneered that she could serve her prison sentence "standing on my head," has recently been claiming that she has terminal cancer. I assume this is true, although one must wonder whether whether she has the same kind of "terminal cancer" suffered by Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the bomber of Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland (Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was likewise prematurely released, also ostensibly on "compassionate" grounds, but actually because of a crooked deal.  He lived the life of a celebrity/hero for three years after his release).

Having had, but miraculously survived, a cancer that is 96% terminal, I don't wish it on anyone, no matter how vile.  But the juxtaposition of the Administration's oozing compassion for Ms. Stewart (if compassion is what it is, which I doubt) with its snarling legal attack on the Little Sisters of the Poor, is just too much to pass without notice.  Paul Mirengoff has the story, from which the title of this post is taken.

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