Random Quote #79 topic: politics, The great wonder about the offensive political file is that it mostly contains direct quotes by politicians who *weren't* trying to be funny.

One day President Reagan, Chairman Andropov, the Pope, and a boy scout
were flying together in an airplane. Right out in the middle of nowhere
the plane developed engine trouble and started to go down. Unfortunately,
only three parachutes could be found for the four passengers! Andropov
grabbed one of the parachutes and declared "Comrades, as leader of the
socialist workers revolution, my life must be spared," and he jumped out
of the plane. Then Reagan exclaimed "As leader of the greatest nation on
earth, I must keep the world safe for democracy," and with that he too
jumped to safety. Now if you are following all this (or counting on your
fingers) you must see that there is only one parachute left for the two
remaining passengers. The Pope looked kindly upon the boy scout and said
"I have had a long and productive life, my son. You take the parachute
and leave me in God's hands." "That's very kind of you," the observant
scout replied, "but there is no need. Reagan just jumped out with my


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