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Friday, October 02, 2015

Should Kim Davis enter the Republican Presidential primary contest?

At least ten reasons (twelve actually, and stop there, thirteen would be unlucky):

First, she has name recognition together with a positive image within the GOP theocratic base.

Second, she could campaign that Fiorina does not represent regular American women, having been born on third base and telling everybody she'd hit a triple. Davis, on the other hand started out in the family business, the Morehead clerk's office run by her mom, and worked her way up to where, when mom died, she took over the business. A rags to rags story resonates more with the Republican Tea Party part of the base than a rags to riches one.

Third, she fits in close to Ted Cruz on the issues, yet she is more likable.

Fourth, Jeb's never been tested in jail, she has been while she, like Trump, has not accepted lobbyist money but, unlike Trump, she's also never contributed large sums of money to politicians of either or both parties.

Fifth, unlike Trump and Bush having tax plans offering sops to the super rich, she has no tax plan whatsoever, and likely would formulate none. But her office does mail out local property tax bills, so she's experienced.

Sixth, Trump has never signed nor declined signing marriage licenses in Morehead, and until he does he has no direct experience in key issues motivating the Republican theocratic base.

Seventh, she might out poll a good half of the GOP field.

Eighth, she'd be the second candidate claiming roots in Kentucky, but she was born and raised there, not a carpet bagger.

Ninth, Florida would be like Kentucky with two candidates from the state in the contest, but those two are career politicians whereas Kentucky would have an eye doctor and a career town clerk.

Tenth, adding her into the "debates" would likely boost TV ratings while she could fill the void created by early departure of others from the fray, possibly having more to say.

Eleventh, she has her major announcement team standing ready, poised only for her making a decision, with son Nathan or lawyer Staver available to serve as press secretary.

Twelfth, she already has an undeniably made-to-order campaign song.

Twelfth, ... - Or not. Or not.

Hey, eleven is a fine number.

Moreover, if you demand a number twelve, she is less a Dress-For-Success clothes horse than Fiorina.

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... Or not. Well, Trump too is not always careful first time with his details. No red tee shirts? Or would that only be a detail?

Was the who and how and why of the Davis presence with the Pope "just details?"

That old saying, who again, is in the details?

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The questions of who the Pope met and who beyond a meeting was accorded an audience is perhaps as important and probably more important politically back at the Vatican then in our nation, given the full dimensions of the Vatileaks situation and the abdication of Benedict - with this Guardian item from those times noting:

The paper said the pope had taken the decision on 17 December that he was going to resign – the day he received a dossier compiled by three cardinals delegated to look into the so-called "Vatileaks" affair.

Last May Pope Benedict's butler, Paolo Gabriele, was arrested and charged with having stolen and leaked papal correspondence that depicted the Vatican as a seething hotbed of intrigue and infighting.

According to La Repubblica, the dossier comprising "two volumes of almost 300 pages – bound in red" had been consigned to a safe in the papal apartments and would be delivered to the pope's successor upon his election.

The newspaper said the cardinals described a number of factions, including one whose members were "united by sexual orientation".

In an apparent quotation from the report, La Repubblica said some Vatican officials had been subject to "external influence" from laymen with whom they had links of a "worldly nature". The paper said this was a clear reference to blackmail.

and then Guardian continued

It quoted a source "very close to those who wrote [the cardinal's report]" as saying: "Everything revolves around the non-observance of the sixth and seventh commandments."

The seventh enjoins against theft. The sixth forbids adultery, but is linked in Catholic doctrine to the proscribing of homosexual acts.

The Vatican bank, first and foremost, is a bank. Holding a large church's large wealth, and dealing in banking in ways its executive leadership felt best. Sometimes strange happenings within the banking world were reported in the press, the Calvi death being one, and in that context there are other bridges in London besides Blackfriars. It is interesting that the Kim Davis' lawyer and Boehner both claim in private moments Francis said, "Pray for me." One recent Pope was in office but a brief moment in time, before death. Francis continues and perseveres, as the first Jesuit Pope, and the first taking the Papal name, Francis.

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