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The Surprise of Francis

Jerome41 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 1:22 PM
I am arrogant. Am I the one who is saying I am infallable? No, the Pope says that. Talk about arrogance! IN fact, it is impossible to get any more arrogant. In terms of your god's word, it is made up!! It is a fairy tale, stop hiding your bigotry behind a fairy tale. Man up Otho. Fine you hate gays, say it without hiding behind the bible. You want to be a bigot, defend your bigotry without just appeals to your fairy tale.

“Anyone who tells you they aren’t surprised is lying.”

That is what then Congressman Chris Cox told me on the KCET television set on election night 1994 when the GOP, led by Newt Gingrich, seized the House majority.

That was very early in my broadcast career, but in the 20 years since I don’t think I have seen so many people as surprised as by Wednesday’s announcement of the election of Pope Francis.

The election of Pope Francis will be discussed for, well, decades and even centuries.

I was able to talk on air with four individuals within two hours of...