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Pope dies — Sanjay Gupta can go to bed now

The Pope finally passed away this afternoon, so hopefully we can be relieved of the 24/7 remote medical diagnosis by CNN’s Sanjay Gupta. Since there will be nine official days of mourning, I guess we have to expect the non-stop Pope dies/who will be the new Pope coverage to continue unabated.

In a “what she said” baton toss, see Shakespeare’s Sister’s post over at Big Brass Blog. A snippet:

Today, President Bush called the Pope a “champion of human dignity,” and if you were poor, suffering under Soviet tyranny in Eastern Europe, or facing the death penalty, you’d probably agree. But if you were gay, or a victim of a priest who sexually assaulted you, or a woman who wanted to be a good Catholic and leave an unhappy marriage or have a career that wasn’t interrupted repeatedly by childbirth, or a priest wrestling with celibacy, or a pregnant victim of rape or incest, you’d probably disagree, because the Pope didn’t particularly care about your dignity, your needs, or the realities of your life. The same, of course, can be said for Bush—and then some—so it’s no wonder he views the Pope that way.

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