mid-level executive was so frustrated at being passed over
for promotion year after year, that, in frustration, he
went to a brain-transplant center in the hope of raising
his I.Q. 20 points.
After a battery of physical and psychological tests, he
was told by the center's director that he was an acceptable
"That's great!" the executive said. "But
I understand that this procedure can be really expensive."
"Yes, sir, it can," the director replied. "An
ounce of accountant's brain for example, costs one thousand
dollars; an ounce of an economist's brain costs two thousand;
an ounce of a corporate president's is forty-five thousand.
An ounce of a Democrat's brain is seventy-five thousand
"Seventy-five thousand dollars for an ounce of a Democrat's
brain? Why on earth is that?"
"Do you have any idea," the director asked, "how
many Democrats we would have to kill?"