Yes, there is something so exquisitely suburban and self-satisfied about it, isn’t there?

A reader writes below:

I’m trying to convince my wife to let me go to the St. Joan of Arc’s “Aloha and Peace” thing in Hawaii. I’m not a Catholic, mind you, and I’m pro-Iraq war, and I’m not a raving liberal nutbar, but, gosh, it’s Hawaii, and I’m all for that. That must be tough pilgrimage, doing anti-war rallying in Hawaii in the middle of winter.

Proposed St. Joan improvement to the liturgy:

“May She Who Is accept this sacrifice at our hands, for the praise and glory of our name. For our self-satisfaction and the smugness of all our fellow suburbanites.”