Ariel Sharon To Lease Pope-MobileJerusalem—Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, announced today that budgetary provisions in the budget have allowed for the government to lease the bullet-proof, translucent vehicle once used by Pope John Paul II.
"We feel that tumultuous times demand tumultuous measures," said Sharon. "You never know who's gunning for you, and in this business of politics, it's best to try and not make enemies."
Sharon said he would not make a public appearance in the craft until after the Gaza region has been resolved to a degree.
"It's like being a Gefelte fish-bowl," he said. "But I'll get used to it."