Political Joke: Palin meets with the Pope

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  1. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    This is a funny joke I found.

    Sarah Palin is invited to meet with the Pope while he is vacationing south of Rome in Venice.

    The liberal press reluctantly watches the semi-private audience, hoping they will be able to get minimal coverage, if any.

    The Pope asks Governor Palin to join him on a gondola ride through the canals of Venice.

    They're admiring the sights and agreeing on moral issues when, all of a sudden, the Pope's hat (zucchetto) blows off his head and out into the water.

    The gondolier starts to reach for the Pontiff's cap with his pole, but this move threatens to overturn the floating craft. Sarah waves the tour guide off, saying, 'Wait, wait. I'll take care of this. Don't worry.'

    She steps off the gondola onto the surface of the water and walks out to the Pope's hat, bends over and picks it up. She walks back across the water to the gondola and steps aboard.

    She hands the hat to the Pope amid stunned silence.

    The next morning the topic of conversation on the Daily Kos, CBS News, NBC News, ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, among Hollywood celebrities, and in France and Germany is:

    "Palin Can't Swim."
     
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    At a guess, I'd venture that you don't have the slightest idea where Venice is. Your knowledge of Europe seems to consist entirely of inappropriate caricatures.
     
  3. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Nearest thing to funny I can think for this attempt at a joke is a link to Monty Python:

    "Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony..."
     
  4. Aranince thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This post reflects the joke.
     
  5. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Phew! I was starting to question my geographic knowledge.
     
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    You do know that right-wing evangelical churches ( the kind Palin belongs to ) believe the Pope is the Anti-Christ don't you ? ;)

    So I'm guessing Palin is "pallin' around with Satan"
     
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    Old joke… many variations through the years.

    And Venice… south of Rome?
    Jeeeeeezus.
    :rolleyes:
     
  8. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    It is a cute joke, however geographically and religiously inaccurate.
     
  9. Aranince thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've never herd of that. I nor anyone I associate with believe he is the Anti-Christ.
     
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    Even the Pope is not a biblical literalist, so he would probably disagree with the Alaskan woman right there.

     
  12. iShater macrumors 604

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    It is still funny :p

    I am sure you can get the characters changed the other way around and it will have the same effect.

    Lighten up y'all.
     
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    :D

    A little rewrite and fact checking and you'll have a great little joke that can be amended for every occasion.
     
  16. arkitect macrumors 601

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    This is a variant of an old joke.

    I first heard the joke back in the early 1980s
    Then it was Gorbachev and Reagan sharing a boat;
    Later Thatcher and Archbishop Tutu…
    Now the Inquisitor Generalis aka Benedict XVI and Palin…

    Plus ça change and all that.
     
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    I don't get it.
     
  20. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Pigs might fly…
     
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    You mean the Pope's hats, right? Cuz, erm, I don't get them either. :eek: Except that I'm increasingly sure he's a Cylon.
     
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    I guess I'm smarter than I thought... or maybe not! :D :p :eek:
     
  23. Anuba macrumors 68040

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    Awww, yeah she gets such unfair treatment, the poor girl.

    But you see, it has little to do with bias or sexism. Nobody would've called Hillary incompetent, airhead, bimbo, diva, inarticulate or uneducated because she is none of those things.

    Unbiased sources like CNN don't go after Palin because she's a republican, but because she's an idiot and a gaffe machine who first refused to give any interviews, and later gave one disastrous interview after another (can't name newspapers, can't name supreme court cases, doesn't know what the VP does etc etc etc), and she's been part of a god awful, amateurish campaign that does everything wrong. If Obama had picked Courtney Love as his running mate, CNN would be mocking the Obama ticket.
     
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    This story has been around forever. While it doesn't completely ruin the joke, every version has been cribbed, with some embellishment, from Lyndon B. Johnson:

     

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