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Humor: Obama Has His Favored Criminals

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OBAMA LIGHTS UP ANOTHER ONE

"We can only give you a couple of minutes with the President, so make your points quickly," his aide said opening the door to the Oval Office, where I instantly felt the full force of the smile that has charmed the world.

"As you know, Mister President, my client Alphonse Capone is in the Federal prison in Joliet, Illinois-"

"For shipping cigarettes into Illinois without paying Federal and State taxes," the president interjected. "See, I've read his case. A six million dollar swindle."

"Right. But he was born into a Mafia family. He grew up in an organized crime culture. As a boy he was forced to sit through the entire 'Godfather' trilogy every year on St. Valentine's Day."

"Your point being-"

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Sherwood Ross worked as a reporter for the Chicago Daily News and contributed a regular "Workplace" column for Reuters. He has contributed to national magazines and hosted a talk show on WOL, Washington, D.C. In the Sixties he was active as public (more...)
 
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