The Pope took a couple of days off to do some sight-seeing in Alaska.
He was cruising around a campground in the Popemobile when there was a
frantic commotion 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 frantically
thrashing around trying to free himself from the grasp of a 10-feet-tall
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 other
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 love
As the Pope drove off, one of the loggers asked his buddies "Who was
"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
don't know nothin' about bear hunting!
Is the bait holding up, or do we need to go back
to Massachusetts and snatch another one?"