Monday, April 18, 2005

Nuclear Option - For Popes!

As the conclave gets underway in Rome, POYS asked me to post a little something regarding the rules of election. Initially, it takes two-thirds of the cardinals eligible to vote in order to select a new pontiff. After eight days, however, if no pope has been selected, the margin shrinks to a bare majority. Sounds eerily simliar to what the Republicans are proposing in order to get President Bush's judicial nominees confirmed, doesn't it? Well, Cardinal Ratiznger - known affectionately on this side of the pond as the Tom DeLay of the Vatican - apparently has close to a majority locked up already. Needless to say, if his supporters hold out long enough for the "nuclear option" to be invoked, his election is assured. Perhaps the white smoke will go up in the form of a mushroom cloud?

4 Comments:

Blogger The Critics said...

Even more ironic for a JEW to be posting on the Conclave as an "expert"? Perhaps a jewish conspiracy? POYS!

4/18/2005 07:48:00 PM  
Blogger bum said...

hahahahaha

4/18/2005 10:47:00 PM  
Blogger Ha ha hit him again said...

Not any more ironic than someone who claims to be disinterested in politics posting on politics.

Yea loving the law but hating politics.

4/18/2005 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sit down you suck

4/19/2005 04:30:00 PM  

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