So, shall we take bets? How long do you give him?
I'm saying 6 months and then the firewall starts crumbling and Benny starts talking serious resignation.
The Vatican was in heavy denial mode and spent a lot of energy trying to pretend that the controversy over Benny's cover up and mishandling of the ongoing Catholic Church Sex Scandal was just malicious gossip.
We heard the controversy compared to the persecution of the Jews. That was a very bad move, it only caused more outrage.
Today, on the other hand, the emiritus Bishop of Grosseto, Italy claimed that the controversy was a "Zionist attack".
Bishop Babini, in a statement to the Catholic website, Pontifex was further quoted, "They do not want the church, they are it's natural enemies. Deep down, historically speaking, Jews are god-killers."
Of course, after this statement began to fester and boil, Babini claimed he never said it and it disappeared from the website. Thank God for screen saves! You know, this is the last place that these guys should be going, because it's a little too easy to say, "And Benny, what were you doing during the War?" Yeah, I know he says he didn't have a choice in his membership in The Hitler Youth, but you have to admit, it could be an embarrassing question.
The ongoing controversy gets deeper and the evidence that Cardinal Ratzinger as the chief enforcer of the Vatican was deeply involved and the source of the pattern of suppression, denial and intimidation used to cover the sex abuse up.
The Vatican has begun to feel the heat and has issued statements regarding Benny's immunity from prosecution as a head of state. Yesterday, though, in the Sunday London Times, the author and science philosopher, Richard Dawkins announce that he has hired a team of lawyers to investigate whether Ratzinger can be charged. He has vowed to prosecute Benny for crimes against humanity.
Dawkins and writer Christopher Hitchens believe they can make a case to arrest Benny during his planned September trip to Britain.
Among the human rights lawyers they have hired is Australian-born barrister Geoffrey Robertson.
They do not believe the Pope will be able to claim diplomatic immunity because he is not recognised as a head of state by the United Nations.
"This is a man whose first instinct when his priests are caught with their pants down is to cover up the scandal and damn the young victims to silence," Professor Dawkins said.
Last year Israel's foreign minister Tzipi Livni was forced to cancel a planned trip to Britain after a British judge was persuaded by Palestinian activists to issue a warrant for her arrest over her role Israel's invasion of Gaza in 2008.
Try as they might, this is not going to go away. Over the week end in Malta, a number of billboards for a Catholic Organization with Pope Bennys image were defaced. Benny was given a mustache and the image of Pedibear was plastered on the image.
In case you are wondering, Pedibear is an avatar image that was created to tag pedophilic predators of chat sites for kids. Pedibear came to worldwide fame when the image of the Vancouver Winter Olympics mascots was pimped by cyber vandals and Pedibear was inserted into the group. The image went out on wire services and ended up on the front page of Warsaws biggest newspaper among other places as the official image....
So, who's betting? I say 6 months...