Gina just took her oath as Director of the CIA. Her enunciation was clear, crisp, strong.
I bid you, compare and contrast Gina’s oath taking with the haphazardly spoken “oath” of POTUS Obama, so mumbled, so fumbled, so mismanaged, so ill-spoken, that it was feared to be invalid. So, taking it again, off to the side, somewhat hidden, and as a bit of a joke[!], it only got worse.
Thank you, Gina, for not being afraid to take an oath to God.
Gina Haspel, by far the most prepared candidate ever for Director of the CIA inasmuch as she was able to follow just about every important case for decades. That reminds me, in a good way, of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, by far the most prepared papabile ever, who followed perhaps every single important case in the Roman Curia for decades. Why wouldn’t you choose the most capable?
In the past, the CIA was nicknamed the Catholic Intelligence Agency, with good reason, on so many levels.
Yesterday I took the CIA aptitude indicator for a bit of recreation. I’ve done that a few times before. Always fun. This time, emphasizing different things, as they recommend, I ended up being most apt as counterintelligence working out of the Directorate of Operations. Haha. Recreation is important! So much so, in fact, that the Cardinal wrote of the Sacred Liturgy as “playing” before the Lord. A good analogy, if we understand the purity of heart and agility of soul of child learning to pray in all wonder and awe before the Lord.