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November 16, 2006


Given how some things seem to be sorting out... on both sides of the aisle, this seems to be appropriate for the times.

While walking down the street one day, a senator is tragically hit by a truck and killed. His soul arrives in Heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

"Welcome to Heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."

"No problem, just let me in," says the senator.

"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in Hell and one in Heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity."

"There's no need! I want to be in Heaven," says the senator.

"I'm sorry, but we have our rules." And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator, the doors open, and he rides the elevator down, down, down. When the doors open again, the senator finds himself in the middle of a beautiful green golf course. In the distance is a club, and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.

Everyone is very happy and in formal dress. They run to greet him, and they reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster and caviar. Also present is the Devil, who is a very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that, before the senator realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a big hug and waves while the elevator rises. The elevator goes up, up, up, and the door reopens in Heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.

So 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by, and St. Peter
"Well, you've spent a day in Hell and another in Heaven. Now, you must choose where you want to spend eternity."

He reflects for a minute and then answers, "Well, I would never would have thought it, I mean Heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better satisfied in Hell."

So Saint Peter escorts him to the elevator, and down, down, down he goes into Hell. Now, the doors of the elevator open, and he is in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags. And it's hot, hot, hot, and the odor is just horrible. Sweltering hot. Hot and miserable. The Devil comes over to him and smoothly lays his arm around his shoulder.

"I don't understand," stammers the senator. "The day before I was here, and there was a golf course and club, and we ate lobster and caviar and danced and had a great time. Now all there is is a wasteland full of garbage, and my friends look miserable."

The Devil looks at the senator, smiles, and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning. Today you voted for us."

H/t, Larry M.

Comments on Heh.
cw4(ret)billt briefed on November 16, 2006 07:04 AM

Been excavating in the archives again, huh?

Cricket briefed on November 16, 2006 07:41 AM

Saddam escapes

Now that's news. Let us hope he finds the Senator's idea of heaven.

John of Argghhh! briefed on November 16, 2006 08:23 AM

Hey, the monster must be fed - and with Trent Lott rising from the dead... and Abramoff perhaps lapping about Harry Reid's ankles... and the junior Senator from Missouri skipping freshman orientation... it just seemed fit.

And besides, on the Internet, *everything* is new... Just ask the folks at Snopes. I admit, with over 3100 or so posts, not counting the 1000 or so I've dumped to make room... I don't remember *everything*. I'm only as big as an elephant, I don't have the legendary memory.

And with Cricket - we now have had three Denizens linking to Saddam Escaping.

Obviously, most links 'round here don't get clicked...

Cricket briefed on November 16, 2006 08:30 AM

Guilty as charged. I do try to click on the majority of them but in self defense at least we can all say that we found that hysterical even if it is redundant...
*whistles off to the kitchen*

WereKitten briefed on November 16, 2006 08:36 AM

I'd laugh if it wasn't SO DANG SCARY AND TRUE.

I find myself deeper and deeper in hell every day since that election.

JimC briefed on November 16, 2006 10:07 AM

Heck, has been showing us the fresh young smiling faces full on new ideas not on capital hill. Yesterday was Harry "sourpuss" Reid.

Mike Slag briefed on November 17, 2006 12:02 PM

Only one comment for that joke: