Bawlmer can be forgiven a little excitement. We don't get a pope every Sunday.
L The O.J. Show is a tough act to follow. So let's nobody try.
Seamus Heaney is (A) a poet (B) respectable (C) accessible (D) TC Irish (E) Northern Irish Catholic (F) voice of the tradition of rural spoken eloquence (G) professor at Oxford and Harvard (H) waiting decades (I) not overtly political and (J) exuberant user of long Latinate words -- in case you were looking for 10 reasons to give him the Nobel Prize for Literature this year.
Newt's contract is with America, not with Dole.