Personally, I think it would be suitable revenge on the American news media if Cardinal Ratzinger and the lads took a variety of smoke grenades into the Sistine Chapel so they could mess with the talking heads..."Geraldo, we're seeing...purple smoke?"
Update OTOH, Father Neuhaus' Rome Diary is very much worth reading, and not merely for his snarky comment on the recent wedding of Prince Charles. (Via Professor Bainbridge. Come for the snark, stay for the analysis! ^_^)