Bob Brady, a devout Catholic and Democrat Congressman from Pennsylvania, was only too happy to hear the Pope speak before Congress last week, and only too happy, once the Pontiff stopped pontificating, to break one of the Ten Commandments.
Thou Shalt Not Steal
After Pope Francis finished speaking Brady walked to the podium and stole the Pope’s water glass, still holding Pope Frankie water.
He then, yes, drank some of the water, gave some to his wife and saved the rest for his grandchildren so he can sprinkle it on them. We know this because he asked his staff to photograph him drinking the Pope’s back wash and send the photos out on the web and to the press. He also poured the water into the mouths of others, but wouldn’t let them touch the glass because stealing it, and drinking from it, was his prize only.
But this isn’t the first time he’s acted the fool. He saved a water glass that President Obama had sipped from during his inauguration speech, though he did not drink from it; he did, however, as he did this week with Frankie’s Holy Water Glass, have Obama’s glass dusted for fingerprints to make sure it was the real deal.
Maybe Brady should have his head checked … and his health too, because, while I know it's the Pope, you still never know where his mouth has been.