The old priest lay dying in the hospital. For years he had faithfully served the people of the nation's capital. He motioned for one of his aides to come near.
"Yes father" said the aide.
"I would really like to see Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton before I die", whispered the priest.
"I'll see what I can do, father" replied the aide. The aide sent the request to the Senate and waited for a response. Soon the word arrived. Kennedy and Clinton would be delighted to visit the priest.
As they went to the hospital, Clinton commented to Kennedy, "I don't know why the old priest wants to see us, but it will certainly help our images after the number the Republicans have done on us." Kennedy couldn't help but agree.
When they arrived at the priest's room, the priest took Kennedy's hand in his right hand and Clinton's hand in his left. There was silence and a look of serenity on the old priest's face.
Finally Senator Kennedy spoke "Father, of all the people you could have chosen; why did you choose us to be with you as you near the end?"
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"Amen" said Kennedy.
"Amen" said Clinton.
The old priest continued, "He died between two lying thieves. I would like to do the same."
[A tip of the turban to Yahoo Answers for this tidbit]
I am an atheist but I recognize when a religion has reached the epitome of love and compassion for all mankind. In Luke's account of Jesus on the cross [Luke 23:42], one of the thieves asks Jesus to "remember me when you come into your kingdom.” In a display of Mercy and Forgiveness that you will never read in the Qur'an, Jesus responded: "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
Liberals can learn from this thief that it is never too late to become good human beings. They can repent of their evil political treachery against this country and still be accepted into heaven despite their past evil deeds. This advice is freely given to the other traitors who voted against funding the Iraq War or want to precipitously bring the troops home in surrender. It is not too late to honor and serve this country.
Of course, I know that Liberals do not really believe in their hearts that we should surrender in Iraq, but are just saying it for the fickle voting public. Take this example, of a change of heart by a Dem motivated strictly for political purposes and not from conviction.
Congressman Trades Iraq Vote for Spinach
SAN FRANCISCO (IPS) - A liberal Congressman who represents California's picturesque central coast region is under fire for trading his vote on the Iraq war for spinach.
Rep. Sam Farr, a Democrat from the hippy college town of Santa Cruz, originally voted against the Iraq war and has voted against proposals to fund it each of the last four years.
This time, though, he's singing a different tune -- and critics say his change of heart has more to do with the spinach industry than anything else.
That's because Farr's district includes most of the lettuce and spinach grown in the United States, an area often called "the salad bowl of the world." Last September the farms were hit by a deadly e-coli bacteria outbreak that caused U.S.-grown spinach to be pulled from store shelves worldwide.
Now, Farr has inserted a 25-million-dollar disaster relief programme to bail out California spinach growers into the 100-billion-dollar war appropriations funding bill sought by the White House.