From: Rollie Salling
A corrupt senator was killed in an accident. St. Peter meets his soul arriving in heaven. “Welcome to heaven. It seems there’s a problem, we’re not sure what to do with you.”
“Just let me in,” says the senator.
“No, You’ll have to spend one day each in hell and heaven, then choose where to spend eternity.”
“I want to be in heaven,” says the senator.
“I’m sorry,” says St. Peter, escorting him to the elevator to hell. The doors open on a golf course. In the clubhouse are his friends and politicians he worked with. They greet him, reminiscing about the good times getting rich at the expense of the people. They golf, dine on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne. The devil is dancing and telling jokes. Before the senator realizes, it is time to go, and he gets on the elevator to heaven.
The door opens in heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him, “Now it’s time to visit heaven.” The senator joins a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They are having a good time when St. Peter returns.
“Well, you’ve spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.”
The Senator reflects, then answers: “Well, I wouldn’t have said this before, heaven has been delightful, but I think I’d be better off in hell.”
St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down to hell. The elevator door opens in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. All his friends are dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting in bags, as more falls to the ground. The devil puts his arm around his shoulders.
“I don’t understand,” stammers the senator. “Yesterday there was a golf course and clubhouse, we ate lobster, caviar, drank champagne, danced and had a great time. Now there’s a wasteland of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?”
The devil smiles and says, “Yesterday we were campaigning, Today, you voted.”
Vote wisely on November 6, 2012.