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The PM Goes Fishing

Kip Powick

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The PM called on the parliamentary  forecaster and inquired as to the weather forecast for the next few hours.

The weatherman assured him that there was no chance of rain in the coming days.

 So the PM went down to the Ottawa river to go fishing with his wife. On the way he met a farmer on his donkey.

Upon seeing the PM the farmer said,"Mr. Prime Minister, you should return to the Parliament  Buildings!

In just a short time I expect a huge amount of rain to fall in this area".

 The PM was polite and considerate,he replied: "I hold meteorologist in the House of Commons in high regard.

He is an extensively educated and experienced professional, and besides, we pay him very high wages.

He gave me a very different forecast. I trust him."

  So the PM continued on his way. 

 However, a short time later a torrential rain fell from the sky. The PM was totally soaked and the following  Press entorage chuckled

upon seeing him  in such an unkempt condition. 

 Furious, the PM returned to the House of Commons and gave the order to fire the professional weather forecaster.

Then he summoned the farmer and offered him the prestigious and high paying role of government weather forecaster.

 The farmer said, "Mr. Prime Minister, I do not know anything about forecasting. I obtain my information from my donkey.

If I see my donkey's ears drooping, it means, with certainty, that it will rain."

 So the Prime Minister hired the donkey.

 And thus began the practice of hiring dumb asses to work in the government and occupy its highest and most influential positions.

 The practice is unbroken to this date.


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