Vatican Rope-A-Pope

Jon Stewart: “He played his resignation pretty close to his vestments.”

"I assumed the papacy was a lifetime commitment like being in the mob or a correspondent on '60 Minutes.'  You're there until you die."

“I assumed the papacy was a lifetime commitment like being in the mob or a correspondent on ’60 Minutes.’ You’re there until you die.”

The media are “bowing their heads in respect and genuflect, genuflect, genuflect.”

Tom Lehrer, now 84. “The Vatican Rag” — from NBC’s satiric “That Was The Week That Was” 1964-65.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 8:54 AM


  • 4lsanday

    We have a whole bunch of senators and congressmen who could take a lead from the Pope.

    • http://chickaboomer.com/ Marty Davis

      Instead they’ve staked out their turf in prime House aisle seats, sitting for hours to get their mugs on TV as Obama enters and exits SOTU.

    • http://chickaboomer.com/ Marty Davis

       http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/state-of-the-union-squatters-lawmakers-wait-hours-on-aisle-for-seconds-with-president/2013/02/11/965d0f0a-746d-11e2-8f84-3e4b513b1a13_print.html

      And one NY congressman “aisle hog” copping his real estate 12 hours before SOTU.
      http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/rep-engel-hog-aisle-article-1.1261449

    • 4lsanday

      Like the braided one Jackson-Lee will be hugging the rail like racetrack junkie waving her program to get an autograph.

    • Jimbotalk

      Racetrack rail-huggers need to be careful they don’t get hit with horse shit.

    • http://chickaboomer.com/ Marty Davis

      Back in the 1970s and 1980s, the competition for the aisle seats was more muted.

  • John Cobb

    off topic:

    Jim and Marty, Comcast just closed on NBCU in case you did not hear, this may explain recent moves.

    • Jimbotalk

      indeed.  we’ll wait for the other shoe to drop.