Today on Holden’s Obsession with Les

From Holden:

I can’t let the gaggle go by without a brief visit with Les.

Today former Episcopal Minister Les Kinsolving wants the Catholic Church to excommunicate Senator Barbara Mikulski.

Q Scott, in Maryland, Catholic U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski supports the semi-infanticide of partial-birth abortion. And Sister Jeannine Gramick, whom Cardinal Ratzinger personally ordered to stop promoting sodomy acceptance, has called his election as Pope, devastating. And my question: Does the President believe this new pontiff will never excommunicate either Mikulski or Gramick?

MR. McCLELLAN: You know, Les, you might want to direct some of these questions to the Vatican. In terms —

Q Well, what does the President think?

MR. McCLELLAN: In terms of the President’s view, I think the President spoke about it yesterday. He congratulated Pope Benedict XVI on his selection by the Conclave, and we will be announcing a delegation that will be attending his investiture this Sunday, soon. The President joins with millions of Americans and millions of others around the world who pray that the Holy Father continues to have strength and wisdom as he carries out his duties.

Q But what if he excommunicates Mikulski, then what?

MR. McCLELLAN: Les, those are questions to address to the Vatican.