Dave Taylor appeared visibly shaken on Saturday night as he contemplated becoming Interim Pope. In a story that broke here on Friday, Taylor was approached by officials in Rome about becoming the temporary pontiff when Pope Benedict announced that he would secede. With the Vatican in total disarray, the Pope's friend and confidant Dave Taylor was the logical choice to replace his Holiness in the short term.
|Taylor among revelers in a south side|
Bridge Port pub Saturday night.
Taylor would not elaborate about the phone call with recluse president of Channel 1 News, Oscar Ooze. This reporter however was able to obtain further information from Mr. Ooze's secretary, Nancy Tattle and learned that President Ooze agreed to give Taylor an unspecified jump in salary to remain as Channel 1 News's main anchor newsman.
Taylor was reported to have called Ooze, who is vacationing on a Great Lakes cruise ship, about possibly leaving his post if his latest salary request was denied. Ooze fearing his own Vatican like vacuum if Taylor were to leave, then agreed to a fat salary hike. Taylor then spent the rest of the night mingling with the crowds of Saturday night Bridge Port. Just after 6 A.M. this morning he sent an email to the Vatican and declined their holy request. The church's loss is Channel 1 News's gain. Dave Taylor will remain as anchor of Channel 1 News for the foreseeable future.
(Parts of this story were not verified by snopes)
|Recluse Channel 1 News|
President Oscar Ooze in a
file photo taken in 1973.