Saturday, April 02, 2005

He will be the one who means it

In keeping with my goal of bringing to light news stories that are ignored by the mainstream press, I must inform you that the pope is dead.

Maybe they’d have been this obsessive about reporting in detail a story that really has no details — dead is dead — if they hadn’t made such a fuss about Terri Schiavo, but since they did, they had to make sure that the fuss they made about the pope was even bigger and more circusy.

When Bush in his statement on the pope’s death (and indeed in his statement on Terri Schiavo’s death two days before) insisted on bringing up the “culture of life,” I wanted to slap him.

From the NYT obituary for Frank Perdue, the chicken king, who did his own commercials: “It helped that he looked like a chicken.”

The man at Sandhurst (Britain’s West Point) who will be in command of Prince Harry: “Prince Harry will call me sir. And I will call him sir. But he will be the one who means it.”

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