January 23, 2008, - 11:32 am
By Debbie Schlussel
I hate when mindless celebs get involved in politics. That includes left-wing celebs (redundant) and the scant few “conservative” celebs (read my column on Ted Nugent). It includes Hollywood celebs and sports celebs. And it especially includes celebrated, calorically-gifted college basketball coaches.
Yes, I’m talking about new Hillary and Pro-Choice schlubby spokesmodel, Rick Majerus, head basketball coach at St. Louis University.. Reader Lawrence aptly calls him “the heralded
Clintonian Sage of the Hardwood”:
Rick Majerus, one of the game’s winningest coaches, made the comment at a weekend rally for the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. . . .
In an interview with KMOV-TV at Saturday’s Clinton rally in suburban St. Louis, Majerus identified himself as a Catholic and called himself pro-choice. The St. Louis University spokesman Clayton Berry said Majerus was at the rally as an individual, not as a representative of the college.
Kudos to St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke for asking Majerus’ Cathoic employer–St. Louis University is a Jesuit school–to discipline him:
“I’m concerned that a leader at a Catholic university made these comments,” Burke said by telephone as he attended March for Life anti-abortion events in Washington. “It can lead Catholics astray. I just believe that it’s of the essence for people to understand as a Catholic you just cannot hold these beliefs.”
Not sure how success at coaching college hoops translates into either sage Presidential endorsements or profound views on killing babies.
Hey, Coach Majerus: SHUT UP and coach.
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