I probably won't make the evening news since I'm such a smart-ass, but honestly I hadn't even heard of the big pope euthanasia rumor. I was approached by a channel 19 news-chick going up the steps of St. John's at Noon today. It went kind of like this:
news19chick: Excuse me sir... I know mass is starting... have you heard about the story... I mean you're a good Catholic, right?... the Roman Catholic church claims to be against euthanasia... an Italian physician said the Pope didn't have to die.... what do you think?
pauli: Sounds like Godfather three.
news19chick: uhh... O... K... more... give me more, I need more, can you give me more thoughts....
pauli: Well, I thought the first two Godfather films were a lot better.
I then turned around and went into the cathedral for Mass. Like I said, I doubt they'll run that.
I try to look on the bright side of things. At least she's not out making porno movies.
Father Jonathan deals with the whole non-story here in a more substantive way than I did.
Mr. Coppola, I hate to tell you this, but your beard could have done a better acting job than your daughter.
UPDATE: Finished watching the channel 19 news at 11PM and they ran the story about the Italian doctor, the feeding tube, blah, blah, blah... but they didn't show anyone they man-in-the-street-interviewed. That's funny because they hung around outside the Cathedral all through Mass and were there interviewing 3 or 4 people when I was on my way to lunch with a friend. We were laughing; obviously the daily Mass crew isn't composed of the types to say "No... really? You don't say! Wow! I knew Pope John Paul II was a big hypocrite!"