…or not. I was amused by several of the newscasts yesterday, as they announced the BIG NEWS. THE BIG NEWS was that Thomas S. Monson was named the 16th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Okay, it’s not big news. There is rarely “big” or “surprising” news coming out of LDS Church headquarters. Although more than a few people were stunned at the death of Gordon B. Hinckley. Even though he was 87-years-old!
Back to Monson. Everybody knew that it was coming. The line of succession is clear. Even the NEWS PEOPLE, who acted so surprised, knew he was the next in line. He would have had to do something pretty major, like run naked through Temple Square, old parts a flapping, to get him knocked out of that position. Even the feeble-minded and near-death presidents get to hold the office, even if just figuratively.
I think Monson still has all his faculties. And he’s a relative SPRING CHICKEN, let me tell you, compared to Hinckley. Monson is 80.
Sort of gives new meaning to the Old Boy’s Club, huh?