As our politicians are about to escape Ottawa to break for the summer, By George offers this gem:
A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, “Excuse me. Can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”
The woman below said, “You’re in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You’re between 40 and 41degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude.”
“You must be a consultant,” said the balloonist.
“I am,” said the woman. “How did you know?”
“Well,” said the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically correct, but I’ve no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help at all. If anything, you’ve delayed my trip.”
The woman below said, “You must be a politician.”
“I am,” replied the balloonist, “but how did you know?”
“Well,” said the woman, “you don’t know where you are or where you’re going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise which you’ve no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it’s my fault.”
This political joke and many more can be found in Keep ’em Laughing – classic political jokes delivered on the campaign trail and atop the soapbox – which can be purchased directly from Our E-Bookshelf.
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