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. A helpless Democrat, wearing sandals, shorts, a 'Save the Whales'
hat and a 'To Hell with Bush' T-shirt, was screaming while struggling
frantically and thrashing around trying to free himself from the grasp of a
As the Pope watched in horror, 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 this is not true.'
As the Pope drove off, one logger asked his buddies 'Who was that
'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 doesn't know squat about bear hunting! By the way, is the bait
still alive, or do we need to go back to Massachusetts and get another