Posted By Joe Lentz
>>>>The newspaper, citing a Vatican official, reported that Mr Bush had in recent talks with the Pope's secretary of state asked for pressure to be placed on American bishops to be more aggressive on social issues in the run up to the election.<<<<
It will be interesting to see how the Vatican responds to this request. Historically they have enjoyed having power, just like anyone else. But as the article suggests, Bush is walking a bit of a tightrope with this sort of strategy. Contrary to the views of some, voters of a more secular nature come in all flavors, right, left, and independent.