Black smoke in Vatican City
Today, there was black smoke in Vatican City. No new pope elected.
Baffling smoke signal, says the reggae song.Big black smoke
, goes the Kinks song.
Lots of commentators remark on the undemocratic nature of the election of the new pope, 115 mostly elderly men only, deciding for a billion Roman Catholics, over half of them women.
However this may be, 115 is still more democratic than George W. Bush in 2000 "elected" by a 5 to 4 Supreme Court majority.
Labels: Politics, Religion