"Speaker Stirs Sparks at McCarthy Fund-Raiser"? (Part I, April 8). More like "Latest Shot in McCarthy Campaign Fired by Loose Cannon."
The ever-irrepressible Dr. Helen Caldicott has, it seems, lost none of her taste for her own feet during her apparently now-ended sabbatical from a career of unintentional stand-up comedy. So Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is a "miracle" man in the mold of Jesus? Amazing! And I thought Pat Robertson had cornered the market on religious snickery.
Can it be that in the transports of dialectical materialist ecstasy accompanying her recent forays into the leftmost fever swamps of politics the good doctor has misremembered her catechism?
The way I always heard it at the First Church of Scientific Socialism--Karl Marx was God and Vladimir Lenin was Jesus. On this basis, Gorby rates on par with, say, Jim Bakker. Both, after all, are over-the-hill chirpy cherubim with snappy lines of feel-good PR patter and pseudo-theological hokum fronting decidedly unappetizing personal characters.