This just in–a new pope has been chosen. White smoke around 12:15 Eastern Time says it all. Except, who the guy is.
Is it the conservative Joseph Ratzinger from Germany, or somebody else, some dark horse candidate?
Whoever it is, I’m actually a bit disappointed. The cardinals just started the conclave yesterday. And already they’ve chosen a successor to PJPII? Already? Where’s the suspense? The media build up? The commercial breaks? The days and days of sleepless uncertainty? Jeez, what a let down.