The Puerto Rican news site El Nuevo Dia just published an account of an interview an Argentine woman who claims to be a childhood sweetheart of the newly-elected Pope Francis gave to reporters today. In the interview, the woman, who is named only as “Amalia,” said she had a relationship with Pope Francis when he was about 12-years-old and he told her, “If I don’t marry you, I’m entering the priesthood.”
The Wit & Wisdom of Biden
Joe Biden has spent the past few days hitting the campaign trail for President Barack Obama and, as usual, his stops have been filled with many memorable moments and quotes. Today, Mr. Biden was in Ohio where he visited a fire department in Parma Heights along with his daughter, Ashley, and former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. Though the pool reporter, Politico’s Donovan Slack, said he “had a hard time hearing many of the exchanges” Mr. Biden had with the people who came out to meet him, Ms. Slack managed to eavesdrop on the vice president giving a little dating advice to a fireman and his pre-teen daughter.
Assemblywoman Grace Meng is running in the crowded race for the seat in Queens’ 6th congressional district and it doesn’t seem like her busy political schedule is leaving her with any room for romance. Today was Ms. Meng’s wedding anniversary with her husband and she invited her Facebook friends to decide how they would mark the occasion, going door-to-door or to a subway stop to meet potential voters.
“Happy anniversary to my loving husband,” Ms. Meng wrote in a post on her Facebook page. “Door-knocking or subway stop-you get to decide how we celebrate. :)”
A new biography of President Barack Obama by Dave Maraniss reveals the “New York girlfriend” described in the president’s 1995 memoir, Dreams of My Father, was actually a “compression” combining stories from several women he dated over the years.
“During an interview in the Oval Office, Obama acknowledged that, while Genevieve was his New York girlfriend, the description in his memoir was a “compression” of girlfriends, including one who followed Genevieve [Cook] when he lived in Chicago,” Mr. Maraniss wrote.