Apparently the Irish can’t follow SOP when dealing with boyfucking priests:
The Murphy Commission’s requests offended many in the Vatican, the Holy See’s Assessor Peter Wells (protect strictly) told DCM, because they saw them as an affront to Vatican sovereignty. Vatican officials were also angered that the Government of Ireland did not step in to direct the Murphy Commission to follow standard procedures in communications with Vatican City. Adding insult to injury, Vatican officials also believed some Irish opposition politicians were making political hay with the situation by calling publicly on the government to demand that the Vatican reply.
That really does add insult to injury – how much pain must the Vatican endure in these investigations of their boyfucking? When will their long nightmare of boyfucking exposure end? And where did these Irish get the cheek to try to apply the rule of law to the Holy See?
It’s clear that those opposition politicians are real Irish, according to Dick Nixon:
In a conversation Feb. 13, 1973, with Charles W. Colson, a senior adviser who had just told Nixon that he had always had “a little prejudice,” Nixon said he was not prejudiced but continued: “I’ve just recognized that, you know, all people have certain traits.”
“The Jews have certain traits,” he said. “The Irish have certain — for example, the Irish can’t drink. What you always have to remember with the Irish is they get mean. Virtually every Irish I’ve known gets mean when he drinks. Particularly the real Irish.”
(via El Cid in the comments)