Whoa, go pope! The right-wing House Speaker (and Catholic) John Boehner wept during the pope's (very liberal) address to Congress the other day. Apparently the pope then met with Boehner privately and it was suggested that he imparted a "message from God" to him. Today Boehner announced he was quitting as House speaker and resigning from Congress effective next month! After this announcement, he read to his right-wing conference committee the prayer of St. Francis. They all sat around with their mouths open in shock. Nice work, Mr. Pope!
David, i've posted the Cast of Characters in the Chapter 4 thread. It may need some editing, because I rushed this morning. I've included all the major players of chapter 4, even though they may not be in the first 17 pages.