I wouldn't know a past participle from a split infinitive if it hit me over the head with a pa... damn, used that one already.
But moving on to other pointless things, its a bit of a slap in the face when your nominees are rebuffed by the representative of the word. Perhaps pres o. is looking at it in the wrong way. As the pontiff obviously only wishes to be surrounded by nodding ducks, then perhaps he (obama) should just send a sack-full of them. Which should be more than sufficient for the amount of sense which would be exchanged anyway.
Oh yes, forgot to show my support in the previous poke at religious nuttery.
Well better 3 ¾ years late to show some free speech solidarity than not at all.