There has been a lot of media attention regarding VatiLeaks and the conviction of the “Pope’s Butler.” Just being able to use the words “Pope’s Butler” is a lot of fun for the media or really for everyone. Though I always wonder what he duties actually were and if his duties really came down to being the Pope’s Valet. But of course “Popes Valet” doesn’t have the same spin for use.
Now I also wonder does the Pope now have someone else filling the position? I ask this being a great fan of P.G. Wodehouse and the Bertie and Jeeves novels. What if Pope Benedict XVI hired a Jeeves type character? Though the Pope is pretty much the antithesis of a Bertie Wooster. Still I can imagine a semi Bertie-Jeeves conversation with Jeeves cast as a more progressive figure. A kind of Bertie-Jeeves reversal.
Panda Rosa! Forgive me but there’s another PandaRosa that I spotted at this site below where for years I’ve made the odd comments now and then and I’m wondering if this PandaRosa is also you or someone else?
Nope, it’s still the same messed-up Panda who checks out both sites and wonders at the truth. We could use some cross-pollination between the Patheos and the Splendor.
Ahem… Jeeves is not a butler (although when occasion calls, we know he can buttle with the best of them), but a valet… or, as he would doubtless say, “gentleman’s personal gentleman”. Poor Crichton became quite exercised last night at the Junior Ganymede. He said that if people insist on ignoring the distinction, soon a gardener or chauffeur might consider himself the equal of a butler!