From the latest Podesta dump.
Jennifer Palmieri is the Clinton Campaign’s communications director, and was the Comms Director for the White House previously.
John Halpin is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP)
Excellent point. They can throw around “Thomistic” thought and “subsidiarity” and sound sophisticated because no one knows what the hell they’re talking about.
Jennifer Palmieri JPalmieri@americanprogress.org wrote: I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they became evangelicals.
----- Original Message -----
From: John Halpin
To: John Podesta email@example.com; Jennifer Palmieri
Sent: Mon Apr 11 18:55:59 2011
Subject: Conservative Catholicism
Ken Auletta’s latest piece on Murdoch in the New Yorker starts off with the aside that both Murdoch and Robert Thompson, managing editor of the WSJ, are raising their kids Catholic. Friggin’ Murdoch baptized his kids in Jordan where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Many of the most powerful elements of the conservative movement are all Catholic (many converts) from the SC and think tanks to the media and social groups. It’s an amazing bastardization of the faith. They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy.
Edit: forgot the link: wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4364