Back on February 3, when speculation regarding Cardinal Egan's successor had reached a fever pitch, the Desperate Blogger came forth with a post, Colbert 'Top Candidate' for Archbishop of New York. This item was, in turn, picked up by Cathleen Kaveny at dotCommonweal. In the forum that ensued such names as Michael Bloomberg, General Petraeus, Eliot Spitzer, Al D'Amato and Mario Cuomo were bandied about.
My nominee would have been Leonard Cohen, my idol since the age of 12. He is currently circulating among us, having peformed a triumphant concert at the Beacon Theatre last Thursday. Alas, I could not attend because I gave my saved up allowance to the Save Our Lady of Vilnius Committee's legal expense fund. Today's New York Times article On the Road, for Reasons Practical and Spiritual describes Mr. Cohen's artistic and spiritual path.