You Voted for the Pope with This?

The December issue of Esquire magazine includes a short account from me regarding the election of Pope Francis as part of its “Oral History of 2013” feature article.

Here is an excerpt:

What struck me most was when we went into the Sistine Chapel. You hear that metal latch shut – all of a sudden it’s simply silent. In front of you, you have a page with the names of all the cardinals, and then you have these two little ballots and a store-bought, inexpensive ballpoint pen.  When I got back, my staff said to me, “You voted for the pope with this?”

You can read the complete article here.