The Pope took a couple of days off to visit the
mountains of Alaska for some sight-seeing. He was cruising
along in the Pope mobile when there was a frantic
commotion just at the edge of the woods. A helpless Democrat,
wearing sandals, shorts, a "Save the Whales" hat, and a
"To Hell with Bush" T-shirt, was screaming while
struggling frantically, thrashing around trying to free
himself from the grasp of a 10 foot grizzly.
As the Pope watched horrified, a group of Republican
loggers came racing up. One quickly fired a .44 magnum
into the bear's chest... The other two reached up and
pulled the bleeding, semiconscious Democrat from the
bear's grasp. Then using long clubs, the three loggers
finished off the bear and two of them threw it onto
the bed of their truck while the another tenderly placed
the injured Democrat in the back seat.
As they prepared to leave, the Pope summoned them to
come over. "I give you my blessing for your brave
actions!" he told them. "I heard there was a bitter
hatred between Republican loggers and Democratic Environmental
activists but now I've seen with my own eyes that this is not true."
As the Pope drove off, one of the loggers asked his
buddies "Who was that guy?"
"It was the Pope," another replied. "He's in direct
contact with heaven and has access to all wisdom."
"Well," the logger said, "he may have access to all
wisdom but he sure doesn't know anything about bear
hunting! By the way, how is the bait holding up? Or do
we need to go back to Massachusetts and snatch