Yglesias Award Nominee

“Whether one is a left-wing looney who becomes unhinged upon simply seeing this woman who loves her family and her country or is a right-wing yahoo who looks on her as some sort of high priestess of traditional values, Sarah Palin’s statement that, if she were in charge, “waterboarding is how we’d baptize terrorists” should shock the conscience … C. S. Lewis warns (I forget where exactly) about one’s glibly getting off, at God’s expense, one-liners that please the crowd but provoke unseen angels to weep. I think Palin’s guardian angel (and yes, she has one, CCC 336) wept at her comparing baptism to waterboarding,” – Edward Peters, of the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.

There is also a request for an apology from Palin and the NRA from the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. See their letter to Palin here (pdf).