'Absolute Truth' (washingtonpost.com)
A couple of members of the Progressive Christian Bloggers Network whose blogs I love, like Ichthus and Faithforward blogged this article with a funny chart comparing Christ and Tom Delay. Tom Delay is someone who I've always found particularly unpalatable and got quite a giggle from the chart.
Yet, as I was reading the Washington Post article that inspired the chart, I couldn't help actually feeling compassion for Delay. Demonstrating the sign of a good feature writer, Perl was able to show a complete picture of his subject, making me see that Delay is someone who is very much a flawed person with a great deal of personal angst. Not that I don't appreciate -- and indeed as someone on Medicaid and Food Stamps personally feel -- the great harm the legislation that Delay has pushed through is causing.
But I can't ignore the hurting human being he clearly is.