NYTimes candidate for pope

The coverage of Archbishop Timothy Dolan in the Times over the last week is far better than he usually gets.Saturday's love letter from Michael Paulson in Rome is quite amazing (even featuring Dolan with the kiss-a-baby photo). Just in case, he doesn't get the big job in Rome, there is a mayoral election coming up in NYC. Wonder how he'd do? The Times would almost certainly not endorse him for that job, but probably the Post and the Daily News would.

Margaret O’Brien Steinfels is a former editor of Commonweal. 

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