Thursday, September 20, 2012

To Paraphrase J-P Sartre, Hell Is Barack Obama

In a letter to the National Post, David Solway tells this joke:
George Bush, Queen Elizabeth and Vladimir Putin all die and go to Hell. While there, they spy a red phone and ask what it’s for. The Devil tells them it’s for calling back to Earth. Putin asks to call Russia and talks for five minutes. When he’s finished the Devil informs him that call will $1-million, so Putin writes him a cheque. Next, Queen Elizabeth calls England and talks for 30 minutes. The cost is $6-million, so she writes him a cheque. Finally George Bush gets his turn and talks for four hours. When he’s finished, the Devil informs him that the cost is just $5. When Putin hears this, he goes ballistic and asks the Devil why Bush got to call the United States so cheaply. Smiling, the Devil replies: “Since Barack Obama took over, the country has gone to hell, so it’s a local call.”

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