A fitting memorial to Murtha
My old newspaper the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette relates that a priest at the memorial for porkmeister Rep. John Murtha committed an act of drollery:
Father William George, a Jesuit priest and president of Georgetown Preparatory School, read from the Book of Ecclesiastes, the portion about how for everything there is a season and time.
"The writer of Ecclesiastes could also have written 'a time to make law and a time to change laws,' " Father George said, adding, wryly, "and, yes, a time to earmark."
The good father's affection for Murtha obviously was sincere, because Murtha won't be sending Georgetown Prep any grants.
-- Michael McGough
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