College Chaplain Shows True Colors

In the spirit of community and healing wounds, College Chaplain Richard Crocker has written a letter to the Daily Dartmouth damning the Bush administration and declaring that the president and his supporters are “wrong.” In three paragraphs, he calls the administration “mistaken,” “inept,” “disastrous” and “incapable,” and he says its policies are “fiascos” and “mistakes” that have “undermined the moral authority of our nation.” He goes on to call cabinet officials “enthroned” and says they will continue to make “mistaken decisions” even as they go on “leading this nation down the wrong path.”

Rev. Crocker further complains that he will be unable to celebrate the inaugural, since only a “bare majority of the American people” supported the president—the difference was only three million votes, after all.