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Kerry's Mortal Sinn

Mortal Sin is defined by St. Augustine as "Dictum vel factum vel concupitum contra legem æternam", i.e. something said, done or desired contrary to the eternal law.

On August 25 2004 John Kerry was in Green Bay, Wis. As he was taking questions from the audience, he referred to the legendary Packers stadium, Lambeau Field as "Lambert Field."

In Wisconsin this is indeed a mortal sin. Could this cost him the election?

Looking at the polls on August 23rd Kerry was up 4.4 points.

While Wisconsin is still clearly in play the trend is clear, committing a Mortal Sin in Wisconsin may indeed be unforgivable.

As a result of this gaff a new advocacy group, Football Fans for Truth was born.
Brian Tumulty writes in the Greenbay Press Gazette the following:

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has a new political attack group to contend with. Two Washington-based lawyers supporting President Bush’s re-election have registered an advocacy group, Football Fans for Truth, as a Section 527 organization allowed to accept unlimited political donations. They plan to publicize Kerry’s recent sports misstatements such as his reference to the home of the Green Bay Packers as “Lambert Field” instead of Lambeau Field.

Other gaffes they hope to bring wider attention to include Kerry’s talk of the Buckeyes — the nickname of Ohio State University’s team — while campaigning in University of Michigan Wolverine territory.

Lawyers Jeff Larroca and Dino Panagopoulos, both members of the law firm Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, said in a conference call Wednesday they have no plans to raise large amounts of cash.

Instead, they hope to get free publicity from sports talk radio and other media. “Our goal is to basically find ways to get out the political humor about John Kerry’s unsuitability to be sportsman-in-chief,” Larroca said.
I think this is a group that can do a fine job educating the public on John Kerry's posing ways. I believe Senator Kerry could have advoided this if he had just passed the "throw out a ceremonial baseball" test in Fenway park earlier in the month of August.

I would like to give Jeff Larroca and Dino Panagopoulos the founders of Football Fans for Truth a big Bravo Zulu.