If He Insults Catholics, Expect Him to Give a Speech at Bob Jones University

This was a pretty big story a little over ten years ago:

In November, another right-wing wolf cloaked in family values sheepskin was unzipped to the American public. George Roche III resigned as president of conservative Hillsdale College in Michigan after accusations of a quasi-incestuous relationship with his daughter-in-law, Lissa.

On the morning of Oct. 17, 42-year-old Lissa and her husband, George Roche IV, visited the 64-year-old Roche at the hospital, where he was undergoing treatment for diabetes. With her husband and father-in-law as witnesses, Lissa claimed that she and the elder Roche had been off-and-on lovers for 19 of the 21 years she and her husband had been married. Lissa returned to her campus house after the confession and armed herself with a .38-caliber handgun. She walked out of her backyard and through the college’s arboretum to a stone gazebo, a secluded location where students once went to relax, guzzle a few beers or liaise with members of the opposite sex. There, Lissa ended her life.

It was a big enough story that a Law & Order SVU episode was ripped from one of the headlines.

Why bring up this old scandal from Hillsdale College?

From tonight:

HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is sticking to his topic — defense spending — in his first public speech since an Atlanta businesswoman alleged that they had a 13-year extramarital affair.

Cain addressed an audience at Hillsdale College in Michigan on Tuesday night, just a day after Ginger White detailed their affair in an interview with an Atlanta TV station.

Thank you, family values candidate Herman Cain, for carting along your sexual and marital hypocrisy to Hillsdale College, site of one of the most lurid examples of family values hypocrisy in the recent history of American family values hypocrisy.

Now, get out of the presidential race before you completely ruin any chance you’ll ever sell another book or pick up another honorarium, and quit diluting the anti-Romney vote.

 

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One Response to If He Insults Catholics, Expect Him to Give a Speech at Bob Jones University

  1. Catholic says:

    Hey There Dana Houle,
    Interesting Post, It seems to me that some of the oldest still surviving hierarchies are those of the nobility, the Church and the military. What is perhaps not commonly known is how they correspond with each other. Below is an outline of the correspondence between the catholic hierarchy of the Holy Roman Catholic Church and that of the nobility.
    BTW great blogpost

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