Saturday, April 29, 2006

Is George W Bush really a saint?

I am afraid I am breaking a rule again. Only matters related to food, wine, and travel belong here. But I find the present regime in the United States so outrageous that sometimes all we can do is laugh even though what is happening is really not funny. Anyway, a friend sent me this joke, which I think is wonderful!

President George W. Bush was scheduled to visit the Catholic Cathedral Church outside Washington as part of his campaign to restore his poll standings. Bush's campaign manager made a visit to the Bishop and said to him, "We've been getting a lot of bad publicity lately and we'd like to overcome that. We'd gladly make a contribution to the church of $100,000 if, during your sermon, you'd say the President is a saint."

The Bishop thought it over for a few moments and finally said, "the Church is in desperate need of funds and I will agree to do it."

Bush pompously showed up looking especially smug, and as the sermon progressed the Bishop began his homily: "George Bush is petty, a self-absorbed hypocrite, and a nitwit. He is a liar, a cheat, and a low-intelligence weasel. He has lied about his military record and had the gall to put himself in a jet plane landing on an aircraft carrier, posing before a banner stating 'Mission Accomplished.' He invaded a country for oil and money and is using it to lie to the American people. He is the worst example of any human being I've ever personally known.

But, compared to Dick Cheney and the rest of his cabinet, George Bush is a saint."

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