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Thursday, May 12, 2016

He got that one right!

 

With the Australian Federal Election looming on 2 July 2016, an old priest who had served the people of the nation's capital for many years, lay dying in Canberra's Woden Hospital.

He motioned for the nurse to come near.

"Yes, father?" said the nurse.

"I would really like to see Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten before I die", whispered the priest.

"I will see what I can do", said the nurse.

The nurse sent the request to Parliament House. Soon an answer came back. Both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten would be delighted to visit the priest.

As they were driven to the hospital in Malcolm's new BMW, Turnbull said to Shorten, "I don't know why this old priest wants to see us, but it certainly will help our images and may even help our re-election prospects."

Shorten agreed it was probably a good thing.

When they arrived at the priest's room, the priest took Turnbull's hand in his right hand and Shorten's hand in his left hand.

There was silence and a look of serenity on the old priest's face.

Finally, Shorten spoke, "Father, of all people you could have chosen, why did you chose us to be with you at this time when your end is so near?"

The old priest slowly replied, "I have always tried to pattern my life and behaviour after our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."

"Amen", said Turnbull.

"Amen", replied Shorten.

The old priest continued, "Jesus Christ our Saviour died between two lying, thieving bastards, and I wanted to do the same."

Now it's your turn to cast your vote!

 

COMMITTEE: A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.