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Bill Clinton, Al Gore and George W. Bush died and found themselves standing on the other side of the Jordan River looking across at the Promised Land.

Saint Peter was standing on the other side and shouted over to the three surprised Americans, "Contrary to what you have been taught, each of you will have to wade across the Jordan River."

As he saw their perplexed looks, he assured them by saying, "Don't worry. You will sink only proportionally, according to your sins on earth. The more you have sinned, the more you will sink into the water."

The three American sages of political lore looked at one another, trying to determine who would be the first brave soul to cross the Jordan River.

George W. Bush volunteered to go first. Slowly he began to wade out into the river, and slowly the water began to get higher and higher, reaching to his waist. George began to sweat, thinking of all his sins that were coming back to haunt him. He was beginning to wonder if he would ever see the other side. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, he began to emerge on the river's bank.

As he ascended to the other side, he looked behind him to see who was next. A shock of surprise registered on his face as he saw Al Gore almost in the middle of the river, and the water was only up to his knees.

He turned to Saint Peter and exclaimed, "I know Al Gore, and that doesn't seem right!"

Before Saint Peter could reply, Al Gore, by now chest deep in the water, was shouting: "Clinton is sinking! Clinton is sinking!"

Clinton was nowhere in sight, so Bush yelled back to Gore, who was by now waist deep in the water: "How would you know?" "I'm standing on Clinton's shoulders!"

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