Call the Pope

Posted by – January 21, 2009

So here’s another bit of political history that was made today: Joe Biden is our first Catholic VP. For those of you who don’t know, Al Smith was a candidate for president in 1927, and one of the reasons he lost was the tremendous anti-Catholic sentiment expressed in this country. As the story went, a US President who was Catholic would obey the Pope over the Constitution.

2 Comments on Call the Pope

  1. Véronique says:

    But John F. Kennedy disproved that, right?

  2. Véronique says:

    But John F. Kennedy disproved the wacky idea of a Catholic President obeying the Pope, right?

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