So the Pope was in Washington this week. That means he got to meet our Dope. Actually lots of dopes: Kerry, Biden, etc. Well, at least I didn’t hear the street vendors were selling “Pope on a Rope Soap,” which—I am not making this up—you could get when Pope John Paul II first visited Washington in 1979. In fact I heard there was notably less papal swag for sale on this visit, because that would be capitalism. If poor people are ever going to get out of poverty, this Pope appears to think, we need to try something else. . . or maybe we’ll just let everyone stay poor.
And finally. . .