Not being of the Catholic persuasion myself, this means el zilcho to me, but I can appreciate
that it might be a big deal for the paganistas.
Of course, every one retiring should keep busy, find something to wake up for...so I
suggest that the Pope run for President of the United States.
Sure, it's a step down for him, but as he is stepping down anyway...why not?
He already has experience being a figurehead, leaving the actual running of a country
to upstarts and scalywags.
There wouldn't be any rumblings from the atheists about separation of church and state...
because he would no longer BE Pope.
so if President Obama wanted to move on to his next gig, really, there's
no reason to stay. Look around-his work is done.
We could hold a special election and Catholic Jokin' Joe Biden would certainly stay on as Veep for former Pope Benedict, who could probably wipe up the floor with any pretenders to the throne (Bill Maher? Al Franken? Lady Gaga?) also running.
The gentleman pilot on the right cringing in the photo above is being played by...
in Plan Nine, Greg Walcott played a jerk named "Pope" in "The Eiger Sanction".
If Pope Benny decided not to run for President, 'Pope' Walcott is a few years younger and
would do a better job than who we've got now.
An Actor for President? It could work.