Hattip to Matt Archbold at Creative Minority Report. Veep and Beloved National Clown Joe Biden excuses his refusal to kiss the ring of the pope by making up a fable about his Mom:
Hmmm, well my late mother was as Irish Catholic as they come, put up with no guff from anyone, and I am sure that if she had ever had the privilege to meet a pope would have gladly, out of respect, knelt and kissed the ring of the pope.
Frankly, that Biden decided to act like an ill bred doofus does not concern me. Considering his pro-abort voting record, the only way he should be allowed to “kiss” a pope’s ring is if it has a pope’s fist right behind it. Now, as it turns out, one American President , or rather a future President, has kissed the ring of a pope. Eleven year old Theodore Roosevelt and his family had an audience with Pio Nono on December 25, 1869. Although a Protestant, at the end of the audience Roosevelt knelt and kissed the ring of the pontiff. This of course is not surprising: at the age of eleven Roosevelt was already twice the man that Biden will ever be with five times the intelligence and grace.