Thursday, March 14, 2013
CPAC At The Vatican
He's lean, he's mean, he's Argentine — and according to our more gullible pundits, he's "ready to shake things up." We cats say, piffle.
Yesterday was just another reminder of the extraordinarily political nature of the Catholic Church. Because by choosing a pontiff who's the same age as John McCain, the Cardinals have clearly made a desperate play for time.
Like the Republican Party, the Church knows it has to change. It hasn't a clue how it's going to change. And it doesn't want to change. But its powers-that-be needed some space to be able to figure that out. So they elevated a guy who will probably be dead in a few years. (And they managed to throw a bone to Latin America at the same time.)
It's just so cynical and transparent that we're amazed no one in the slobbering press has bothered to point it out.
(IMAGE: Pope Francis.... Grumpy Cat. Same person? You be the judge! Our phones are open.)