I Wrestle With My Conscience --& Win!

Sen. Dodd testifies:
"My faith has had a huge influence on me," particularly the teaching of Catholic social justice, Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., told the crowd of nearly 4,000. However, he underscored that "faith informs my decisions. It doesn't define my decisions."
I never understand why politicians think it helps their credibility to announce they're not wed to their convictions. Then why should I believe your promises? To distinguish between sectarian dogmatic beliefs and what can be known by reason is one thing; to say your conscience is not your guide another.