Monday, April 14, 2008
Dubya Will Lay It on Thick for Pope Benny
The Pope is coming to Washington to meet the prez, and Bush is getting ready to give Pope Benny Ratzinger the royal treatment like no other White House tourist has ever got from him. He's even going to the airport in his own limousine to pick him. Pick him up I mean.
No president has ever gone to Andrews AFB to pick up a foreign dignitary before. The Pope is apparently more important than Putin or Blair Sarkozy or any of those schlubs, since they all had to catch a cab.
Word is that Bush is real impressed with Benny's resume, and suspects that he talks to the same God as talks to Dubya. So he's probably getting ready to ask in private, "Does he tell you the same things he tells me?"
"One, he speaks for millions. Two, he doesn't come as a politician; he comes as a man of faith," Bush told the EWTN Global Catholic Network in an interview aired Friday. He added that he wanted to honor Benedict's conviction that "there's right and wrong in life, that moral relativism has a danger of undermining the capacity to have more hopeful and free societies."
"Good point," I says. And three, he was right about those Indians not being grateful enough about being invaded and converted to Christianity too.
Late word is that the Pope will not be attending the big White House banquet and bash which will be thrown Wednesday eve in his honor! Sounds like a major snub, although maybe Benny just can't stand the thought of chicken Cordon Bleu again. So what's up with that? Is it because Cheney's going to be there, and (as one Houston Chron reader theorized) Benny's super-papal powers enable him to recognize the AntiChrist?