Tom Tancredo, who gives Know-Nothing a sublime double meaning, proposed recently that Benedict XVI's concern for immigrants, legal or otherwise, is merely a ruse to get more bottoms into Roman Catholic pews. Per the Denver Post, he said:
"I suspect the pope's immigration comments may have less to do with spreading the gospel than they do about [sic] recruiting new members of the church. This isn't preaching; it's faith-based marketing."
For the record, Tancredo is both an ex-Catholic and an ex-candidate for anything that requires a single Hispanic vote.