As faithful Christians were gearing up for Lenten penance, Hillary Rodham Clinton was getting a shriving in New Hampshire, handily beaten by a 74 year Communist, Bernie Sanders. 
The GOP establishment took one in the face too, with celebrity real estate mogul Donald Trump dominating the Republican Party field. Sorry, bow tie and tasseled loafer brigade, you lose.
So what does it mean, we asked ourselves over pancakes at the Missions. A Bern v. Trump shoot-out for the Presidency? A return to the good old days of better dead than red or vice versa and devil take the hindmost?
One thing’s sure, if the old commie keeps up at this pacemaker it’s going to take a whole lot of flying monkeys to keep Hillary in the running, and out of jail.
Don’t forget to go to Mass tomorrow, it’s Ash Wednesday.