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posted by awelborn

This is described as a new electric car which the Pope will use to travel within the Vatican.

Me, I call it a golf cart, version PapaRatzi, 1.0

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posted September 25, 2005 at 12:09 pm

At first glance, I couldn’t tell if it was coming or going…

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David Kubiak

posted September 25, 2005 at 12:36 pm

At least it has some style. Now if they could only get to work replacing that Ford-350 they used at Corpus Christi. Surely Mercedes could make a gift to a native son.

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Boniface McInnes

posted September 25, 2005 at 12:48 pm

Mr. Kubiak,
I don’t know that an UNIMOG will be a big improvement over the Papal F-350.

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posted September 25, 2005 at 7:45 pm

Now the Vatican has officially jumped on the enviornmentalist bandwagon.
What’s next…?
Colored steamed at conclaves?

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Marco, Triumphalistic Papist

posted September 25, 2005 at 9:51 pm

Yes, Daimler Chrysler, come through with a nice donation to the Holy Father. Hey, BMW, chip in too with a white convertible. B16 needs to travel in style.

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Eileen R

posted September 25, 2005 at 10:44 pm

My little brothers love these ‘smart cars’ for their chubbyish looks, so I printed out this picture for them. They were delighted that the Pope has one. That’s pretty darn cool in their eyes.

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posted September 26, 2005 at 12:03 pm

Remember how the military “Hummer” made its way into the civilian consumer market ? Maybe they can take this into the same market, calling it “Pabstwagen” or “Popeswagen”. Perhaps they can also apply some marketing slogans such as “Heiligvernuegung” or some such expression.

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Der Tommissar

posted September 26, 2005 at 5:29 pm

Wasn’t it inside the Vatican that JPII took a bullet? I hope there’s some plating on the sides, instead of those big open entrances.

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tony c

posted September 27, 2005 at 10:53 am

If you look closely, you can see the bumpersticker:
I Brake for Processions

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