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Live : Obama at Bostons interfaith service for victims [CNN]


The Field Marshal

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It will be interesting to see how the US presidents responds to the current issues affecting US security and whether he can resist the temptation to preach politics from the pulpit at 11 am Boston time today.

He is expected to take centre stage at this interdenominational event to be held in the citys Roman catholic cathederal of Holy Cross.

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If he DOESN'T "preach politics from the pulpit", he will be blamed for not sufficiently acknowledging the social-political implications of this mess and giving an empty speech..

If he DOES "preach politics from the pulpit", he will be blamed for politicizing a tragedy. Yeah, I already saw that moronic, dressed-up-like-a-prostitute Repblican numpty on Fox News making this claim already.

So he's screwed if he does and screwed if he doesn't.
 

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Female priestess Rev Elizabeth Walker now giving homily.

Herself and the Cardinal OMalley now share the altar in this catholic church.
 

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If he DOESN'T "preach politics from the pulpit", he will be blamed for not sufficiently acknowledging the social-political implications of this mess and giving an empty speech..

If he DOES "preach politics from the pulpit", he will be blamed for politicizing a tragedy. Yeah, I already saw that moronic, dressed-up-like-a-prostitute Repblican numpty on Fox News making this claim already.

So he's screwed if he does and screwed if he doesn't.
Yes .
All he can really do is to sympathize with the victims and their families.

Stray beyond that and its controversy .
 

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If he DOESN'T "preach politics from the pulpit", he will be blamed for not sufficiently acknowledging the social-political implications of this mess and giving an empty speech..

If he DOES "preach politics from the pulpit", he will be blamed for politicizing a tragedy. Yeah, I already saw that moronic, dressed-up-like-a-prostitute Repblican numpty on Fox News making this claim already.

So he's screwed if he does and screwed if he doesn't.
Just expressing his sympathy for the victims, and saying that 'we will do everything we can to stop terrorism' - or similar to that - should be enough. If certain commentators don't like that, then that's their problem.
 

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It will be interesting to see how the US presidents responds to the current issues affecting US security and whether he can resist the temptation to preach politics from the pulpit at 11 am Boston time today.

He is expected to take centre stage at this interdenominational event to be held in the citys Roman catholic cathederal of Holy Cross.

Thursday's live events – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
It would be even more interesting if you could create a thread about President Obama without making your own politics quite clear.
 

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The cathederal was designed by Irish architect Patrick Keely.


Cathedral of the Holy Cross (Boston) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The cathedral was designed by Patrick Keely, a noted ecclesiastical architect, in the Gothic Revival style. Construction was supervised by John A. Dempwolf.

The building measures 364 ft (111 m) in length and is 90 ft (27 m) at its widest. It is constructed of Roxbury puddingstone with gray limestone trim and reaches a height of 120 ft (37 m)
 

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some good speakers....emotional stuff.
 

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It would be even more interesting if you could create a thread about President Obama without making your own politics quite clear.
Where have I made a political comment on Obama on this thread?
 
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Female priestess Rev Elizabeth Walker now giving homily.

Herself and the Cardinal OMalley now share the altar in this catholic church.
That's interesting. More of that, I say.
 

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some good speakers....emotional stuff.
yes the Greek bishop made an interesting analogy about the history and origin of the marathon
 

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That's interesting. More of that, I say.
There is now a second female priest preaching from this roman catholic pulpit.

The church she represents ministers to marathon runners and was located very close to the explosion itself.


She is now describing what she saw on the day.
 

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Yo Yo Ma now performing
 

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Obama now speaking from the pulpit.
 

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