Friday, April 22, 2005

Here We Go Again!

You remember how a congressional delegation went to represent our nation (separate from President Bush's Presidential Delegation) at Pope John Paul II's funeral? Remember all the howling?

Well according to this story a congressional delegation is going to attend Pope Benedict XVI's (I am not getting used to that!) installation mass. 21 members, 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats all from the House. I would imagine the Freedom From Religion Foundation will be screaming bloody murder about that real soon in addition to groups interested in limiting "boondoggles".

Pope Benedict XVI (and indeed Pope John Paul II) is an important world leader. I thought it important we maintain cordial relations with other nations and pay our repsects?

I wonder if the Dems will inform Pope Benedict XVI they will filibuster any cardinal appointment deemed to be too conservative?