Theater of the absurd: The president, the Pope, the sandwich, and the blessing

The president of Kentucky Fried Chicken has sent Pope Benedict XVI a personal letter requesting he give the Fish Snacker sandwich they are introducing for Lent his seal of approval.

"People can enjoy the flavor of the new Fish Snacker any day of the week, but we believe it will be especially popular on Fridays," said James O'Reilly, Chief Marketing Officer for KFC.

Yes. KFC wants the Pope to bless their fish sandwich.

So far, there has been no official word from the Vatican. Sources close to the Pope are reported as stating that the Pope shook his head and muttered a gentle “Oy vey” on hearing of the request. The utterance can be neither confirmed or denied.