A "trifecta" of liberal attributes
MSNBC: Why Not Let Sonia Sotomayor Become The Next Pope?
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On a February 17 broadcast of MSNBC Live, panelist Chris Smith thought it would be a great idea to have U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor replace retiring Pope Benedict as head of the Catholic Church.
Smith, a contributing editor of New York magazine, thought Sotomayor would offer a “trifecta” of liberal attributes.
“Here’s a trifecta: Latin, female, American. It would do a lot of good. I mean it’s ridiculous, we’re talking about a religion here where women can’t even become priests… but it would speak to some of the issues about how the Church needs to open itself up,” Smith said.
Smith also offered another reason that Sotomayor would be a great Pope. It is because she is a Puerto Rican who lived in the Bronx and is “someone who lived in the real world.” Smith felt this “real world” life is something that “would be good for whoever is Pope.”
Smith was the only one that offered a “fantasy pick” for the new Pope. The other panelists picked current cardinals.