Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The First Catholic

For no shortage of churchfolk, the "nightmare" scenario has come to pass: the Vice President-elect of the United States... a Democrat... the first Catholic to hold the post... come January, a heartbeat away from the Oval Office...

...all while getting called out by his pastors  -- and, in a handful of locales, barred from the Eucharist.

Oh, and he got reelected to the Senate, to boot.

On a related note, though, first thing Joe Biden'll see when departing the Naval Observatory, and last thing he'll see before returning?

3339 Massachusetts Ave., NW.

Not the worst thing, come to think about it.

Five days 'til Baltimore.

PHOTO: Reuters