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A fitting memorial to Murtha

February 16, 2010 |  3:27 pm

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

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10047/1036227-100.stm#ixzz0fk3NEJh5

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