What a weekend for inquisitive, thorough, and objective journalism. First we have 60 Minutes' coverage of Plamegate, and today we open the Washington Post to find a front page editorial/feature on the faith of Tim Kaine, VA Democratic candidate for governor. Usually when the mainstream media examines the position of the Catholic Church and how it impacts a politician's positions, it's with the distasteful tone of "how dare the Church insist its members listen on matters of faith and morals."
What a difference another party can make. The Post uncritically accepts John F. Kennedy's compromise on his faith in insisting it won't intrude upon his governing. Tim Kaine shares that same devotion to Catholic Church principles, at least when it comes to matters of life and death. He insists that his faith is a fair question, since it's part of who he is. But he won't bring that aspect of his character to the state house in Richmond.