November 02, 2004

A bit of election-day humor.

From one of our correspondents in the upper Midwest:

It seems that the 2004 election was so close that the Electoral College vote was tied, and that Congress couldn't break the deadlock, and the Supreme Court decided they'd better not again make the decision themselves.

So they sent Bush and Kerry to a frozen lake in northern Wisconsin to have an ice fishing contest. No one was allowed to accompany them, and they were on their honor to let the guy who caught the most fish in five days become president.

On the first day they went out in different directions. Kerry came back with ten fish. Bush caught none. On the second day, Kerry caught twenty fish and again W came back empty handed. When Kerry brought back 25 fish on day three and W still hadn't caught any, Bush got worried and telephoned Cheney for advice.

"He's probably cheating," suggested the VP.

"I hadn't thought of that," said W. "You're probably right. What do we do?"

Cheney suggested that, instead of going fishing the next day, Bush follow Kerry to see what he was doing.

At the end of day 4, Bush called Cheney up and told him, "You were right, Dick, the bastard is cheating."

"What's he doing?" asked Cheney.

"He's cutting holes in the ice!"

Posted by Magpie at November 2, 2004 10:00 AM | Humor | Technorati links |