It looks like we're going to have another special election squeezed in between the supervisor vote and Justice Center 2, but at least the auditor's office isn't in charge of choosing the pope. I'll see if we can install a black smoke/white smoke system for election results.
So for the first time in 598 years we need to figure out what to call an ex-pope. Is it Former Pope Benedict? With or without the XVI? Or does it go back to Joseph Ratzinger, the former pope Benedict? Personally, I prefer The Artist Formerly Known As Pope.
Since this is a low turnout conclave, the Liberty Republicans think they can pack it and win. They're not letting the fact that their candidate is a Baptist stop them, and they're shouting the slogan "Ron Paul Not John Paul." Though I think the key to winning this is the all-important Catholic vote.
And for those of us old enough to remember the back to back elections in 1978, it's time to finda da popes inna da pizza.