Papal Peacock XVI to "retire" into hiding:
According to the Vatican’s chief spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, after the election Benedict will settle in a former cloistered convent inside the Vatican walls, which is currently being renovated.
During a press conference on Monday (Feb. 11), Lombardi said Benedict will “lead a life of prayer,” and will be free to “move and communicate to the public” as he pleases.
But Benedict will probably keep a low profile after his resignation, without running any risk of overshadowing the work of his successor.
If avoiding a blizzard of subpoenas is your objective what could be more congedo maestoso-like than bugging out to a newly renovated cloistered convent inside the Vatican walls? After a brief stop at the lake house to retrieve some towels, flip flops and the canoe with the hand carved St. Sebastian figurehead that is. After that it's like Benito Mussolini "retiring" to L'Hotel Campo Imperatore in 1943. Or Mitt Romney descending from view aboard his Phatom Park car elevator. Grande!
Yet all is not decorous and chaste with the Roman Curia - whether it's rolling naked little boys in olive oil or banishing demons from some godforsaken host or laundering denaro on behalf of the Camorra - the Vatican has plently of holy shit rain on it's collection plate as of late. Hosing down the confessionals each afternoon with bleach and bug sweeps has become it's own dicastery.
None of the recent Vatican related scandal is any secret to Italians but I expect that the press this side of the Atlantic will continue to insist that the Pontifex Maximus is stepping down from the throne due to complications with swollen ankles or varicose veins that no manner of elastic stockings can remedy. These days, a Pope needs to be spry and sure and able to fire up the Avanti P180 turboprop with the remote control on a moments notice in the event of a hostile takeover or an asset forfeiture auction in London or an outbreak of Freemasonry in East Timor. Or something. It's always something.
And while we're on the topic of child molesters...
Reportedly, the Texas GOP has invited rock-n-roll misfire and general all around celebrity low-life Ted Nugent to attend tonight's State Of The Union address. Well, at least runaway teenage girls across Texas can rest a little easier for one night. Maybe the presdident will acknowledge The Noodge by reminding Americans of the presence of the lyricist who implored all of us to selfless public service with these abiding words:
I make the pussy purr with
The stroke of my hand
They know they gettin' it from me
They know just where to go
When they need their lovin' man
They know I do it for free
God bless America. From sea to shining sea.
Or this apparently autobiographical toe tapping ditty:
Well I don´t care if you´re just thirteen
You look too good to be true
I just know that you´re probably clean
There´s one lil' thing I got do to you
Jailbait you look so good to me
Jailbait won´t you set me free
Jailbait you look fine fine fine
I know I´ve got to have you in a matter of time
Wait a minute officer
Don´t put those handcuffs on me
Put them on her and I´ll share her with you!
Live free or die!
Motor City Morons:
So, on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Ted Nugent will be stroking some purring Teabagger pussy for free. Afterall, the GOP-Tea Party knows where to go when they need some lovin'.
Ted and his SOTU chaperone Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) [both originate from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan] should make Texas proud. Proud as a peacock.