"Yet there is often a terrible awkwardness among Democratic politicians when their talk turns to God, partly because they also know how important secular voters are to their coalition. When it comes to God, it's hard to triangulate."
Dionne proves that there is no terrible awkwardness among Democratic columnists when their punning turns to God.
His is a multi-faceted pun, of course, because Divine 'triangulation' is both a complete mystery and also historically troublesome. I do like the pun.