|Eating a raw seal for lunch should have been another tipoff.|
Oh, we got the gist: some genuinely nice sentiments, some unrealistic policy recommendations, a little specious science here and there, and a nice dollop of actual moral conviction (which is always welcome in Washington, if only for its rarity).
Lawmakers gave smatterings of cautious applause whenever their personal oxen weren't being gored by a Papal bull (the Republicans got lectured about their heartless stance on immigration, while the Dems got some finger-waggling about unlimited abortion and threats to traditional marriage).
Sitting directly behind the Pope, Joe "At Least I'm Not Hillary" Biden nodded seriously and tried to look presidential while John Boehner wept like a baby and dabbed away tears which were stained orange by his spray-on tan.
While Hope n' Change doesn't agree with all of the Pope's policies and pronouncements, we still think it was worthwhile to have him speak.
After all, how refreshing is it to hear from a man of the cloth rather than politicians whose pronouncements are rendered from whole cloth?
BREAKING NEWS: BOEHNER RESIGNING! HONEST!
Maybe we were on to something when mentioning John Boehner's streaky tears. He's just announced that he's resigning from the House Speakership and Congress, effective the end of next month.
|The secret to not crying in public? Botox - and plenty of it.|