Clinton and the Pope

An oldie but goodie that captures the true spirit of a former president. Which, of course, means it's a tad offensive....

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Bill Clinton and the Pope died on the same day and, due to an administrative foulup, Clinton was sent to heaven and the Pope was sent to hell.

The Pope explained the situation to the devil, who checked out all of the paperwork, and the error was acknowledged. The Pope was told, however, that it would take about 24 hours to correct the error.

The next day, the Pope was called in and the devil said his good-bye to the Pope as he went off to heaven.

On his way up, the Pope met Clinton who was on his way down, and they stopped to chat.

"Sorry about the mix up," the pope says.

"No problem!" Clinton replies, always the schmoozer.

"Well, I'm really excited about going to heaven," the pontiff says.

"Why is that?" Clinton said, speaking from his experience. "It's not that big a deal. The streets aren't really paved with gold or anything."

"It's not the luxuries that matter to me," the pope replies, "it's the people there. All my life I've wanted to meet the Virgin Mary."

"Oh, sorry, your Holiness," Clinton says, suddenly feeling a bit sheepish. "But you're about a day late."

Posted July 3, 2005

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