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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Obama Names Theology Professor, Campaign Donor as Holy See Ambassador

An associate professor will be the next US Ambassador to the Vatican -- I guess the graduate assistants were busy with more important matters. But being Cuban-American, he does complement the Sotomayor-Puerto Rican-American pick in Obama's identity politics/Hispanic strategy. Now he just needs to find a Mexican-American to head the US Immigration and Naturalization Service, and all the Latino bases will be covered.

From Catholic World News

President Barack Obama has nominated Miguel Diaz, associate professor of theology at St. John's University and the College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota, as US ambassador to the Holy See. The author of On Being Human: U.S. Hispanic and Rahnerian Perspectives, Diaz is a board member of the Catholic Theological Society of America.

Diaz-- who supported the nomination of former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of Health and Human Services, despite her record on abortion-- donated $1,000 to the Obama Victory Fund in September 2008.

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