I wonder what it is with the new Pope that's attracting the frothy mouthed comments I've seen quite a lot in positive articles about him, like this one. Then there's the nutjobs like Sarah Palin saying she's shocked by his liberalism.
As a thorough atheist, I quite like the new Pope. He's a genuine breath of fresh air in the catholic church. There was one article I saw about him openly considering the first female Cardinal, it's an easy win for him as you don't need to be an ordained priest to be a Cardinal so he can appoint whoever he sees fit without having to fight through the dross as the protestant church has had to do trying to get female Bishops.