Political ice fishing
Now this is just Minnesota funny.The Presidential election was too close to call. Neither the Republicancandidate nor the Democratic candidate had enough votes to win. There wasmuch talk about ballot recounting, court challenges, etc., but a week-longice fish ing competition seemed the sportsmanlike way to settle things. Thecandidate that caught the most fish at the end of the week would win theelection.Therefore, it was decided that there should be an ice fishing contestbetween the two candidates to determine the winner.After much of back and forth discussion, it was decided that the contesttake place on a remote frozen lake in northern Minnesota .There were to be no observers present, and both men were to be sent outseparately on this isolated lake and return at 5 P.M. with their catch forcounting and verification by a team of neutral parties. At the end of thefirst day, Mitt returned to the starting line and he had ten fish.Soon,
Obama returned and had no fish. Well, everyone assumed he was justhaving another 'bad hair' day or something and hopefully, he would catch upthe next day.At the end of the 2nd day Mitt came in with 20 fish and Obama came inagain with none.That evening, Harry Reid got together secretly with Obama and said,'Obama, I think Mitt is a low-life, cheatin' son-of-a-gun. I want you togo out tomorrow and don't even bother with fishing. Just spy on him and seejust how he is cheating.'The next night (after Mitt returns with 50 fish), he said to Obama,'Well, tell me, how is Mitt cheating?'Obama replied, 'Harry, you're not going to believe this, but he's cuttingholes in the ice.'