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OMGoodness.  What a media frenzy there’s been since the election of Pope Francis!

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

The first thing I read about him was that he takes the bus to work.  Photographic evidence:

He could have been riding in a limo.

He could have been riding in a limo.

I also read that, as a Cardinal, he did not live in the typical palace or mansion reserved for those of high rank in the Church; he lived in a small apartment, instead, and even cooked his own meals.  I couldn’t find photographic evidence of this, but here’s a pic of what hypothetically could have been one of his hypothetical home-cooked meals at one point in time:

Vegetable beef barley soup

Vegetable beef barley soup.  And crackers.

Pope Francis also has only one lung.  I refuse, on principle, to provide photographic evidence of this fact, either real or hypothetical.

Back to the media frenzy . . .

Some headlines were supportive:

Meet the new pope: Francis is humble leader who takes the bus to work

Pope Francis I: Takes the Bus, Supports the Poor, A Stalwart Battler for Life, Traditional Marriage and Evangelization

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, known for simplicity and conservatism

Pope Francis, the new leader of the Catholic Church, praised by many for practicing what he preaches, his humble nature and his empathy for the poor

While others were, well, not:

The Horror!  A Buenos Aires Journalist Describes Bergoglio

It’s JP III !!! Battle Stations! This Is No Drill!

Our Man in Rome: The News Just Keeps Getting Worse

Why Pope Francis May Be a Catholic Nightmare



I guess it just goes to show, you can’t make everyone happy.

On the other hand, if a Pope, or a President, or a King or Queen, or whatever kind of powerful leader there may be, made everyone happy, there would probably be something very wrong with him, or with the situation, or both.

You can’t have your cake and eat it, too!

(I’m not quite sure what that means, but it seems like it fits.)