Tuesday, April 19, 2005Too Poped To Pop
And now I feast on BRRRAAAIINSS!
The bad Papal news: it's Ratzinger (sorry, I mean Benedict XVI),
The good Papal news: this is exactly how it's supposed to go according to history. After a long papcy, the follow-up guy is usually worse. BUT -- and this is important -- he also doesn't usually last too long. (Given that Ratzo here is already 78, that seems like a reasonable prospect.) And the pope after the pope after the really-long papacy is usually completely different. So we're still on track for Pope Francis the Super-Groovy in the next ten years or so. |