First, President Barack Obama: no, I am not talking about any of the pseudo-scandals ginned up by the gigantic right-wing conspiracy. I refer here to the truly scandalous and disturbing. What could possibly have possessed Obama to venture the opinion that Scotland should not vote in favor of independence? Did you really need to insult the Scottish exceptionalists, Mr. President?
And Pope Francis: what still, small interior voice could have made him urge married couples to raise children, not pets? Fine, but would he not be best advised to pay even closer attention to the deeds and misdeeds of his own flock of priests, and not just deeds done inside the walls of Vatican City (the absurd defense Vatican representatives used to counter criticism from a United Nations Human Rights panel).