Joe Biden visited the Pope. Politicians do this. The meetings are of course carefully scripted so that nothing controversial occurs, such as the Pope reminding the visitor that according to Church doctrine and scientific opinion a fetus is a living creature and the species is homo sapiens.
It’s not really a meeting; it’s a show. The president tries not to say something stupid while the Pope intimidates him with his Pope getup complete with the lamp shade hat.
This show is traditionally broadcast live. Just a few days before this one, however, the White House announced that it would not be. Because reasons. Unspecified ones.
We were told afterward by persons in whose interest it would be to tell us this, that the meeting went very well. In particular,
the Commie Pope Pope Francis told Biden that he should continue to receive communion. Aborted fetuses don’t vote, don’t fill the offering plate and don’t tell tales.
All good and well and and predictable.
But a side story developed. According to the resistance, rumors circulated in Rome like a swirly in an overflowing toilet that the big meeting required an intermission due to, um, a bathroom incident. More specifically, an incident that is supposed to occur in a bathroom but didn’t. It seems in the course of meeting the Pope, the President pooped his pants.
Almost as entertaining as the rumor was the response of the so-called fact-checkers. You know, the professionals who told us the lab leak theory of COVID was false and we were racists to consider the possibility that it was true. The fact-checkers immediately declared the poopy pants story false.
But, of course, the fact-checkers have no access to the President’s drawers (I hope). They declared the rumor false not because they had hard (or soft) evidence of its falsity, but because they had no evidence that it was true.
This illustrates a double standard in the media fact checkers. If a factual contention reflects badly on Democrats, then the fact-checkers (all Dems because they’re all with Big Media) declare it false unless there is irrefutable evidence proving it is true. But if a fact reflects badly on Republicans, they declare it true unless there is irrefutable evidence proving it is false.
Whether this particular rumor is true or false, here’s something that is indisputably true: It got traction because the people of the world think it could be true. It could well be that this presidential papal pants poop scoop is true. We’ve seen that this president is undeniably capable of such things.
This is not just embarrassing, but potentially dangerous. Those rooms at the Vatican are already hot and stuffy. Imagine the conflagration if someone had lit a cigarette.
After his fill of papal playtime, the President went to hear a speech. He wasn’t the person speaking, so all he had to do was sit with his eyes open. He failed.
His eyelids drifted lower and lower and he was soon fast asleep. Of this rumor, there is hard evidence in the form of videotape. He drifted off until the end of the speech when an aide came and woke him up.
The White House handlers didn’t even try to deny the president’s slumber. They instead explained that he’s had a “busy schedule.”
Oh, well, that’s a relief. We’re assured that the President of the United States and leader of the free world doesn’t fall asleep on the job unless he has a busy schedule. And he doesn’t poop his pants because … you can’t prove he did, so shut up!.