There’s a good drinking game to play while Pope Francis is in town. (Yes, drinking game—if you’ve never taken a shot with a priest, you haven’t lived.) Look for all the headlines that combine “Pope Francis” and “Democrat” or “Republican” or “GOP.” For example:
(First paragraph: “Congressional Republicans hope Pope Francis leaves his liberal-leaning views at the Vatican.”)
(Last paragraph: “But ultimately, even in the unlikely event the Pope endorses a [GOP] candidate...”)
This one doesn’t quite follow the form, but it would earn you a Jägerbomb:
I bring this up not because I’m secretly hoping the crowds who greet Francis will be drunk—Lord, have mercy—but to make a point: It seems as though American media outlets are basically unable to process the pope’s visit and views outside the context of politics.