Wicker, Hyde-Smith, and the Deception of 2018


There’s currently an excellent political joke making the rounds on social media and I found it a perfect illustration of the two US Senate campaigns in Mississippi.
The joke goes like this:
While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies.
His soul arrives in Heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. 
“Welcome to heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we’re not sure what to do with you.”
“No problem, just let me in,” says the Senator. 
“Well, I’d like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we’ll do is have you spend one day in Hell and one in Heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.”
“Really? But I’ve made up my mind. I want to be in Heaven,” says the Senator.
“I’m sorry, but we have our rules.”
And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down into the bowels of Hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green 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 and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and recall the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. 
They play a friendly game of golf and then dined on lobster, caviar and champagne.
Also present is the Devil, who really is a very friendly guy and who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go. 
Everyone gives him

Read more