Apparently he was spending too much time playing religious writer and not enough time on his job. Which, given we’re talking about the Malta ambassadorship, takes some doing. Doug Kmiec, of course, was formerly a strong pro-life advocate – and I mean strong – who nonetheless decided to support Barack Obama because
Kmiec thought that it would excise his secret racist impulses Barack Obama is just so swell.
Two entertaining paragraphs:
[Kmiec] complained that, as a result of the inspector general’s recommendation that he end that work, “my voice has been prevented from speaking; my pen has been enjoined from writing; and my actions have been confined to the ministerial.”
In his letter to Obama, Kmiec said that in his post he had devoted time to “what I know you believe in most strongly, namely, personal faith and greater mutual understanding of the faiths of others as the way toward greater mutual respect.” The letter also said that he held “the highest respect for your leadership.”
You know… they told me that if I voted for John McCain, our foreign service would become a haven for sycophantic zealots dedicated to subordinating the secular sphere for the religious. AND THEY WERE RIGHT!