Betsy Newmark notes that if Romney wins and the Democrats retain control of the Senate that there will be zero Protestants at the top levels of our government.

Given that Guy Fawkes was part of a Catholic conspiracy against Protestants, here is an interesting observation that occurred to me if Romney should win and the Democrats maintain control of the Senate: in that scenario, there would be no Protestants at the top levels of any of our three branches of government. Romney and Reid are Mormons; Ryan, Boehner, and Durbin (Majority Whip) are Catholics, and Eric Cantor, the Majority Leader of the House is Jewish. And the Supreme Court has three Jews and six Catholics. Think about that in the context of the history of prejudice against Catholics, Mormons, and Jews in our nation's history. Having just talked about nativism in 19th century U.S. history, I find this factoid simply amazing - in some ways, just as eye-opening as the first African-American president.

As a protestant I don't feel threatened by this prospect in the least. I probably wouldn't have noticed if it weren't pointed out.

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