This article at The Hill says that the next chaplain to the House of Representatives should be a man with wife and family.
Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), one of the leaders of the committee searching for a replacement for the ousted House chaplain, said the next spiritual leader of the House should be someone with a family who can better relate and counsel lawmakers with spouses and children.
“I’m looking for somebody who has a little age, that has adult children, that kind of can connect with the bulk of the body here, Republicans and Democrats who are going through, back home the wife, the family … that has some counseling experience … because what’s needed in the body here is people who can sit down with different members, male, female, Democrat, Republican, and just talk about what it is kind of to be up here,” Walker, a Southern Baptist minister and chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, told reporters Thursday.
This is widely perceived as a political ploy by the Protestants to make sure they don’t get another Catholic because, of course, Catholic priests are all celibate and don’t have wives and families right?
Hey! Pick me!
They want a little age. I’m 62. They want adult children. Our last one just went off to college. They want some counseling experience. Check. They want someone who can relate to Republicans AND Democrats. I’m not registered with either party.
Plus, I’m a former Evangelical so I understand people like Rep. Mark Walker who is a Southern Baptist.
Plus, as anyone who knows me knows, I’m a very diplomatic person. I know how to keep my opinions to myself, avoid controversy and there’s nothing I like better than mixing with establishment types and rubbing shoulders with the cognoscenti and big power people….
It’s a perfect match.