well-known politician dies and goes to heaven. At the Pearly
Gates he is met by St. Peter who says, "You comitted
a few teeny weenie sins when you were alive, didn't you,
such as lying? Since you did so much good generally for
your country, we'll let you in, but you'll have to do penance
for two years. You will have to spend that time with this
At this, the most hideously deformed, smelly, gossiping
woman appears. The politician appears to blanch slightly,
but says: "Fair enough, I guess it's worth an eternity
So St. Peter leads him through a door into a vast chamber,
filled with white-robed couples, chatting and laughing with
each other. Sweet music and the aroma of rose blossom fill
the air, and angels and cherubs flutter about.
Suddenly the politician notices his old rival, whose death
had preceded his by a matter of weeks. Amazingly, this man
is arm in arm with a beautiful model.
"What the hell is this!" storms the politician.
"That man was the worst thing to happen to my country
for 200 years. He destroyed everything I stood for, and
was totally dishonest in doing it. How come I get two years
with this hag, while he gets to cavort with a beautiful
"Now steady on," says St. Peter. "That's
not your rival doing his penance, it's the model doing hers."