Monday, 6 July 2009

What happened to Mary?

I speculated in Saturday's Breakfast Media Wrap - that's right, Crikey has gone seven days a week and you can catch up here on what you missed - that our lapsed Catholic Prime Minister who now prays as an Anglican might not really be the best person to take up in the Vatican the lobbying cause of the Blessed Mary MacKillop’s sainthood. I notice today that the Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop has similar reservations and she has questioned whether the good Kevin really should be putting in a supportive word for Mary when he meets His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in Rome on Thursday but it was probably Laurie Oakes with his Sunday morning interview who was responsible for a change in the spinning. Laurie had great fun making fun of this latest planned Kevin Rudd intervention on the world state and subsequent briefings to journalists on the purpose of the overseas trip beginning today left Mary off the list of things to be accomplished.
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