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The calling of Sam Brownback

WaPo reporter writes a long profile of Sam Brownback, but doesn’t quite know what to make of him. What seems to her paradoxical might begin to make sense if she gave some thought to the notion of calling or vocation. In addition, though this comparison may not be terribly helpful to Brownback at the moment, some of his attitudes about himself and his office are remarkably similar to those displayed by GWB.

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Thanks for posting the article. I read it already, but we need to get the word out--S.B. is a few fries short.

My personal favorite

He has pushed for an African American history museum on the Mall, saying he became committed after a "divine intervention" came to him during prayer.

Wow, I question anyone who converts from evangelical to catholic, and well this is just a great one.

The Post put it nicely:

Perhaps someone else might answer that Sam Brownback was a complicated man, who thought himself a servant and a potential president at the same time, who imagined his life forgotten even as he dreamed of a room named after himself.

Sorry guys but Jesus was not a political leader, and the deeply religious will always seem fake to most whent they enter politics. There is a time and a place for deep religion, even in the White House. However, the power on earth and the hope in Heaven will inevitably contradict. Lastly, while a religious President/politician is good, we don’t need one who has ’divine interventions’ about museums.

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