While walking down the street one day a corrupt Senator was tragically hit by a car and died. His soul arrives in Heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. "Welcome to Heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a Senator around these parts, so we're not sure what to do with you."
"No problem, just let me in," says the Senator. St. Peter replied, "Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we'll do is have you spend one day in Hell and one in Heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity."
St. Peter escorts the Senator to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to Hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich
at the expense of the people. They played a friendly game of golf and then dined on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne. Also present is Satan, who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are all having such a good time that before the Senator realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises.
The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in Heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him, "Now it's time to visit Heaven..." The Senator is joined by a group of contented souls. They spend the day moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before The Senator realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by.
St Peter returns and says, "Well, you've spent a day in Hell and another in Heaven. Now choose your eternity." The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "I would never have said it before, I mean Heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in Hell." So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to Hell...
The doors of the elevator open and the Senator is in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls to the ground. Satan comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders.
"I don't understand," stammers the Senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne,and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?"
Satan smiles at him and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning, today, you voted"
The moral of the story - Vote wisely on November 2, 2010