Jim Wallis is CEO of "Sojourners", a lefty religious organization. For some reason I noticed his blog entry today:
I have never really trusted those who are intolerant and condemning of other people's shortcomings. It makes me suspect they are likely hiding their own.Compare and contrast that attitude with one of his posts a mere three weeks ago, on Sarah Palin:
Sarah, you're the one who is acting in an "evil" way. After listening to your policy pronouncements during the campaign, many Americans decided, generously, that you weren't ready yet for high political office. Others thought you just weren't very smart. But this statement last week really does clear up the question for me. You are speaking like a demagogue in the worst tradition of those who knowingly distort and deceive, for their own political purposes. You want to stoke people's worst fears and then, hopefully, they will look to someone like you to be their leader. You're not stupid after all. You know that neither President Obama, nor anyone else in this health-care debate, would deny health care for your parents or child, and that none of the ideas being debated would suggest that. But people are confused and concerned, so you see your chance to prey upon their misunderstandings. Politics for people like you is really all about you, your fame and power, and your taste of it during the last election has revealed what kind of politician you truly are.Etc. The difference is that in the more recent post, he's talking about Teddy Kennedy. Tolerant forgiveness goes only so far for Jim Wallis, baby, and it stops well short of Sarah Palin.
Unlike Jim Wallis, I have absolutely no problem with being intolerant and condemning of other people's shortcomings. That's why I'm forthrightly telling you that Jim Wallis is a hypocritical idiot whose dishonest moral preening should set any decent person's teeth on edge.