“What is this?” he asks.
“Well,” explains Quayle. “Mister Bush said, ‘Just show them your card and then you will be able to get things done.’”
“Okay,” says old Zeke, shaking his head, “if that is the way you want it!”
Ten minutes later, old Zeke is still leaning against the railing, smoking his pipe, when he suddenly hears loud screams coming from the field. He looks around just in time to see Dan Quayle running for his life across the grass. Right behind him, snorting furiously, comes Rambo, the big black bull.
“Hey! You idiot! What are you doing?” shouts old Zeke. “Just show him your card!”
Bishop Ballsoff has a beautiful parrot called Lucy, who knows all sorts of Catholic sermons and songs. However, Lucy does not really care for the Catholic religion, and secretly learns to say, “Down with the Polack pope!”
One day, Lucy is sitting by the open window when she starts screaming in a loud voice: “Down with the Polack pope. Down with the Polack pope!”
Before long, the Catholic church committee is told about this outrageous noise coming from the bishop’s house. They immediately summon Bishop Ballsoff to appear before them to explain himself.
The scene is tense in the church courtroom, with Bishop Ballsoff and Lucy, the parrot, sharing the witness stand. Bishop Ballsoff is testifying that it is Lucy who has been causing all the trouble.
The prosecuting priest approaches Lucy and tries to get her to speak.
“Down with the Polack pope!” hisses the prosecutor.
But Lucy sits silently.
Cardinal Fizz, the judge, comes down from his high-chair and approaches Lucy. He too tries to get her to speak.
“Down with Pope the Polack!” he says.
But Lucy just blinks and keeps quiet.
The twelve priests and nuns in the jury leave their seats and approach the witness stand. “Down with Pope the Polack!” they shout in unison.
But Lucy remains silent.
Soon the whole Catholic courtroom is full of noise as everyone tries to get Lucy to say the offending words.
“Down with Pope the Polack!” they shout. “Down with the Polack pope!”
Suddenly Lucy flaps her wings, and a deathly silence falls over the courtroom. The parrot looks this way and that, inspecting the Catholics closely. “Okay!” says Lucy, holding up one wing. “Then may God answer your prayers!”