Tim: I yield to nobody in my love of hymns, and have blogged at length on
instance. (Though I seem never to have mentioned my favorite web hymnology
resource .) Let’s face it, though, not everyone
is as keen on hymnns as you are and I am. I wouldn’t force anyone to sing a
hymn that didn’t want to. A lot of people believe that this is the kind of
thing conservative Republicans DO want to do, though; and a wise politician
in a difficult race will avoid reinforcing that impression. That’s one
reason McClintock’s move was dumb. He should have said nothing.