POSTMODERN PARABLE: BUSH IS A SAINT
President George W. Bush was scheduled to visit the Episcopal Church's
National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., as part of his campaign to
restore his poll standings.
Bush's campaign manager, Karl Rove, made a visit to the Bishop, and
"We've been getting a lot of bad publicity because of the President's
position on the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, stem cell research, and
the like. We'd
gladly make a contribution to the church of $100,000 if, during your
you'd say the President is a saint."
The Bishop thought it over for a few moments. Finally he said: "The
in desperate need of funds, so I will agree to do it."
When President Bush and Karl Rove showed up in church that Sunday, the
began his sermon:
"I'd like to speak to you all this morning about our President. It
no pleasure to state that George Walker Bush is a liar, a cheat, and a
low-intelligence weasel. He took the tragedy of September 11 and used
it to frighten
and manipulate the American people. He lied about WMDs and then
invaded Iraq for oil and money, causing the deaths of well over
thousand people, and making the United States the most hated country on
appointed cronies to positions of power and influence, leading to
death and destruction during Hurricane Katrina. He awarded contracts
to his rich friends, so we now have more poverty in this country, and a
greater gap between rich and poor, than we've had since the Great
He instituted illegal domestic wiretaps when getting a warrant from a
court would have been a mere administrative detail, had his henchmen
Congress about it, then claimed he is above the law. He has headed the
corrupt, bribe-inducing political party since the Teapot Dome Scandal.
national surplus has turned into a staggering national debt, gas prices
are up 55%,
and vital research into global warming and stem cells is stopped cold
he's afraid to lose votes from some religious kooks."
"I was going to say that he is the worst example of a true Christian
At this moment, the Bishop looked directly at Karl Rove, who was
"But compared to Dick Cheney and Karl Rove, George W. Bush is a saint!"
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