God’s rottweiler

So who the heck is this Pope Benedict Ex-Vee-Eye? For starters, he’s from Germany, he celebrated his 78th birthday yesterday, he’s incredibly conservative about his approach to Catholicism (sorry, girls!) and, for a brief time in his irrepressible teens, was a member of the Hitler Youth movement.
But God has seen fit to overlook that slip — as well as his wartime service (not) shooting down Allied aircraft in the German army (because, he says, his gun was never really loaded and he had an infected finger and no, he did not inhale) — and has hand-picked Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to be the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
And everybody cheered.

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