She's Not Bitter

At least that's what Maureen Dowd keeps saying:

Im not bitter.Im not writing this just because I grew up in a house with a gun, a strong Catholic faith, an immigrant father, brothers with anti-illegal immigrant sentiments and a passion for bowling. (My bowling trophy was one of my most cherished possessions.)My family morphed from Kennedy Democrats into Reagan Republicans not because they were angry, but because they felt more comfortable with conservative values. Members of my clan sometimes were overly cloistered. But they werent bitter; they were bonding.They went to church every Sunday because it was part of their identity, not because they needed a security blanket.

But, reading between the lines, you can't helping sensing that she's really bitter. It's not about bowling. It's about not being asked to join Obama's Catholic Advisory Council.P.S. Cathy, I miss those Colbert posts!

Rev. Robert P. Imbelli, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, is Associate Professor of Theology Emeritus at Boston College.

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