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Saturday, September 16, 2006
The old priest lay dying - - -
(From Gene, our correspondent in Washington Heights.)
The old priest lay dying in the hospital. For years he had faithfully served the people of the nation's capital. He motioned for one of his aides to come near.
"Yes father", he said.
"I would really like to see Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton before I die", whispered the priest.
"I'll see what I can do, father" replied the aide.
The aide sent the request to the Senate and waited for a response. Soon the word arrived. Kennedy and Clinton would be delighted to visit the priest. As they went to the hospital, Clinton commented to Kennedy "I don't know why the old priest wants to see us, but it will certainly help our images after the number the Republicans have done on us." Kennedy couldn't help but agree,
Finally Senator Kennedy spoke. ”Father, of all the people you could have chosen, why did you choose us to be with you as you near the end?"
The old priest slowly replied "I have always tried to pattern my life after our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."
"Amen" said Kennedy. "Amen" said Clinton.
The old priest took Kennedy's hand in his right hand and Clinton's hand in his left hand and continued..."He died between two lying thieves. I would like to do the same."