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Posted: 2/23/2006 11:55:25 AM EST


The old priest lay dying in the hospital. For years he had faithfully served the people of the nation's Capital. He motioned for one of his aides to come near.

"Yes father" said the aide.

"I would really like to see Ted Kennedy & Charles Schumer before I die", whispered the priest.

"I'll see what I can do, father" replied the aide.

The aide sent the request to the Senate & waited for a response. Soon the word arrived. Kennedy & Schumer would be delighted to visit the priest. As they went to the hospital, Schumer commented to Kennedy "I don't know why the old priest wants to see us, but it will certainly help our images after the number the Republicans have done on us." Kennedy couldn't help but agree.

When they arrived at the priest's room, the priest took Kennedy's hand in his right hand & Schumer's hand in his left. There was silence & a look of 'serenity' on the old priest's face.

Finally Senator Kennedy spoke. "Father, of all the people you could have chosen, why did you choose us to be with you as you near the end?"

The old priest slowly replied "I have always tried to 'pattern my life' after our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ."

"AMEN" said Kennedy. "AMEN" said Schumer.

The old priest continued. "He died between two thieves. I would like to do the same."
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 12:03:52 PM EST

That was in my afternoons mailbox too.

I had to forward it to a couple people.
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