Okay, that’s my last offer, your holiness…

April 15, 2009

Blog Guy, after New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson dropped out of the Commerce Secretary nomination, what’s he up to now? I mean apart from being governor.

Well, I just saw some photos of him today. It appears he’s hanging around public places trying to sell jewelery.

Excuse me? That doesn’t sound right. You mean he’s just going up to strangers to see if they want to buy something?

That’s how it looks. You have to give him credit. Today he got through tight Vatican security to try selling a necklace to Pope Benedict XVI.

Amazing. Did the pope buy anything?

I’m not sure, although in the photo it looks like his holiness is driving a hard bargain.

I think this is just more of your lazy reporting. Check the captions, and you’ll see this was a gift.

Of course they would say that. You think they want every Tom, Dick and Harry schlepping jewelery to Saint Peter’s Square?

That’s it. I’m never coming back to this bottomless cesspool of misinformation.

Big talk, but the next time you need to get something wrong, you’ll come crawling back here.

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Above: New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson displays the gift he was to present to Pope Benedict XVI before the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican, April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Below: Richardson presents gift to the pope. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

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Take it or leave it, your Holiness. I did confess but I do not do penance.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Isn’t it possible that Richardson is asking the pope to bless the rosary or crucifix in the box? It looks that way to me.

Posted by Donna | Report as abusive

The pope is asking whether the necklace was made using child labour and/or illegal migrant workers in some sweatshop in New Mexico, so he can avoid another scandal…

Posted by M | Report as abusive

Pope: You can’t buy your way into heaven with anything less than a platinum Patek Philippe tourbillon watch dude. You bring me anything sterling silver again and you’ll be buying yourself a ticket to Purgatory.

Posted by K | Report as abusive

It was probably a rosary.The media is so ignorant of anyone not having to do with the latest gay sex and fads, they would not know.

Posted by Sara | Report as abusive