Cheating Republicans

Look away! Look away!

Look away! Look away! (Photo credit: Norm Walsh)

The Presidential election was too close to call. Neither the Republican candidate nor the Democratic candidate had enough votes to win. There was much talk about ballot recounting, court challenges, etc., but a week-long ice fishing competition seemed the sportsmanlike way to settle things. The candidate that caught the most fish at the end of the week would win the election. It was decided that there should be an ice fishing contest between the two candidates to determine the winner. After much of back and forth discussion,it was decided that the contest would take place on a remote frozen lake innorthern Minnesota. There were to be no observers present, and both men wereto be sent out separately on this isolated lake and return at 5 P.M. withtheir catch for counting and verification by a team of neutral parties.At the end of the first day, the republican candidate returned to thestarting line and he had 10 fish.Soon, the democratic candidate returned and had no fish. Well, everyoneassumed he was just having a bad day or something and hopefully, he wouldcatch up the next day. At the end of the 2nd day republican came in with 20fish and democrat candidate came in again with none.That evening, the democrats got together secretly and said, I think therepublican candidate is a low-life, cheatin’ son-of-a-gun. Tomorrow don’tbother fishing. Just spy on him and see just how he is cheating.’The next night (after the republican candidate returns with 50 fish), thedemocrats got together for the report of how the republicans were cheating.The candidate said,”You are not going to believe this, he’s cutting holes in the ice.”