Ecclesiastical and political pragmatism, with a beat
Saturday, April 11, 2009
A Mayor To Be Reckoned With
Yet another saint this Holy Saturday: The legendary former mayor of National City, California, Kile Morgan, who died on Thursday at the age of 89. A Southern Baptist who got up at 3 a.m. every day to read his Bible, finding therein the wisdom to confound his political adversaries time and time again (as well as us reporters dogging, or trying to dog, his every move), Kile and his family did me the honor asking me to be his eulogist on the Friday in Easter week.