'You Go, Girls' -- CNN's Carol Costello Cheers On Liberal 'Nuns on the Bus'

June 20th, 2012 2:14 PM

On CNN Newsroom this morning, anchor Carol Costello reported on "Nuns on the Bus:"

"Normally, you see nuns working in their closely knit communities and religious orders. But a group of nuns in the United States, they are hitting the road," she reported. "They are taking a bus on nine-state tour.  They are protesting the Ryan budget cuts they say will hurt the poor the most. The nuns are in Milwaukee today and that's where Ted Rowlands is. So the nuns are jumping into the political fray."

Ted Rowlands added: "Yes. Well, they -- Carol, say, along with their bus, they want to just get their message out and what they are doing is defending the poor."

He then continued with a flattering account, noting "there's no doubt that these ladies have the energy to get their message out."   At the end of it, Costello couldn't restrain herself:

COSTELLO: You go, girls. Ted Rowlands, many thanks.

If these nuns were traveling across the country in support of the the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church, we know Costello would not be cheering them on with "You go, girls."  But since the nuns are liberals attacking modest GOP efforts to control Federal spending, they qualify.  The election is already heating up, and it looks like Costello feels less need to inhibit her approval.