Friday, May 08, 2009

I told you to do that before we left!

Forget something, Holy Father?

Well well. Pope Benedict has gone off on another politically delicate trip without having sacked that walking, talking leg-hold trap he employs as a media spokesman.

I expect the headlines over the next few days will be very interesting. It doesn't seem to matter now what the Pope actually says, as long as he's got his perfidious faithful Lombardi with him, I'm sure it will be an exciting week.

The media is certainly starting off on the right note:

HaaretzFar-rightist MK: Hitler Youth pope not welcome in Israel

ReutersIslamists say Pope's Mideast visit provocative

the Guardian Pope Benedict must be a 'penitent pilgrim' on Jerusalem visit

3 comments:

Zach said...

Maybe "keep your friends close and your enemies closer?"

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

not when they've got knives pointed at your back all day long.

Lucille said...

Yes, he was part of the Hitlerjugend. What other damning facts are you going to dig up? Maybe the shocking fact that his family probably supported the regime by - wait for it - paying taxes!

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Of course, some less-than-critical thinkers twist, consciously or unconsciously, the fact that he was a member of the Hitlerjugend into him having been a full-fledged Nazi, and maybe that's the point of bringing it up so often.