Among the many reasons why I am by far the most popular 70-year-old Irish-American political blogger for a Gatehouse newspaper Web site is that I know lots of things the others don’t know.


I know, for example, that you don’t have to be a lawyer to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.


I also know that you don’t have to be a priest to be elected Pope by the College of Cardinals. (That’s actually happened at least once.)


And more to the point I’m going to get to in this post, you don’t have to be a member of ...

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Among the many reasons why I am by far the most popular 70-year-old Irish-American political blogger for a Gatehouse newspaper Web site is that I know lots of things the others don’t know.

I know, for example, that you don’t have to be a lawyer to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

I also know that you don’t have to be a priest to be elected Pope by the College of Cardinals. (That’s actually happened at least once.)

And more to the point I’m going to get to in this post, you don’t have to be a member of ...

Read more