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he goes down, down, down into hell.

The doors open and the pollie finds himself in the middle of a golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse, and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politician­s who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy. They run to greet him and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf, and then dine on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne.

Also present is the devil, who’s actually a very friendly guy and is having a good time dancing and telling jokes.

After 24 hours of frivolity, St Peter arrives and tells the politician it’s time to visit heaven. The elevator goes up, up, up and the doors reopen in heaven, where the pollie finds a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They all have a lovely time, and before the politician realises it, 24 hours have gone by and St Peter returns.

“Well, you’ve spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.”

The politician reflects for a minute, then says: “Well, heaven has been delightful, but all things considered, I think I liked hell better.”

So St Peter escorts him to the elevator and he once again goes down, down, down into hell.

However, when the doors open, the pollie finds himself in the middle of a barren wasteland with wildfires raging all around. He sees all his friends dressed in rags, moaning in agony.

The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder.

“I don’t understand,” stammers the politician. “Last time I was here, there was a beautiful golf course. Now there’s just all this fire and misery. What happened?”

The devil smiles at him and says, “Well, when you were last here, we were campaignin­g. Today, you voted.”

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 ?? ?? There are fines for overdue sticks.
There are fines for overdue sticks.

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