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E-RFD: The Alaska Pope-mobile Incident

The Pope took a couple of days off to visit the rugged mountains of Alaska for some
\ sightseeing. He was cruising along the campground in the Pope Mobile when there was a  frantic commotion just at the edge of the woods. There he saw a helpless Democrat, wearing  sandals, shorts, a 'Vote for Obama' hat and a 'Save the Trees' t-shirt. He was screaming while  struggling frantically and thrashing around trying to free himself from the grasp of a 10-foot  grizzly.  
 As the Pope watched in horror, a group of Republican loggers with 'Go Sarah' t-Shirts 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 have heard there is a bitter hatred between Republican loggers and Democratic environmental activists, but you have given me so much hope, for I've seen with my own eyes that this is not true.'

As the Pope drove off, a logger asked his buddies, 'Who was that guy?'

'That was the Pope,' one 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 much about bear hunting!   By the way, is the bait still alive, or are we need to go back to Massachusetts and catch another one?

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