The World Today

I’ll never make a great commentator unless I make some comments; however, not a lot is going on in the world that hasn’t been going on for some time, at least of interest to me.

Of vague note: Tony Blair looks set to be taking on a third term as British Prime Minister; almost makes me glad that I’m an expatriate.

The new Pope, Benedict XVI aka Josef Ratzinger, has brought a little sunshine into the life of one of his fellow countrymen. Student Benjamin Halbe, 21, of Olpe in Germany discovered that a previous owner of his VW Golf was none other than Ratzinger himself. Halbe listed the car on eBay and sold it for 189,000 Euros – more than three times what he had paid for it. Ironically, there is doubt as to whether Ratzinger ever held a driver’s license.