Let’s join William Polley in celebrating the life of Pope John Paul II. We might also mourn his death as we are assured he has now joined the Lord that he served so ably. But no liberal or conservative partisan hack should politicize this Pope – as George will did today when Will compared the Pope to Reagan and Thatcher. Whether or not you think Reagan and Thatcher were great leaders, to suggest the Pope was either a Republican or a Tory insults all Christians.
But then I have to confess to my friends in San Francisco a small bit of hypocrisy. When I saw Tommy Lasorda’s tribute to the Pope, I wondered if God will be rooting for the Dodgers on opening day.