A Political Joke

Posted: February 8, 2009 in Uncategorized

Edited version – First published on http://www.sgpolitics.net on 10/01/2009

Being an ardent supporter, Jake went to all rallies held by his party during the General Election.

One such day, he was walking past a park when he saw a little boy being menaced by a large stray dog. Thinking fast, Jake promptly picked up a tree branch and used it to chase the mean dog away.

The whole incident was spotted by a roving reporter who decided to write a small human interest piece for The Paper (because there is really only just the one newspaper if you know what I mean). So the reporter approached Jake who informed the reporter that he was on his way to a party rally when he witnessed the attack.

As this was during the General Election, the reporter saw the opportunity to add a political spin to his little article. He started scribbling the title across his notepad: “Heroic PAP supporter saves boy!”

When he saw this, Jake hurriedly corrected the reporter. “No, no. I am not a PAP supporter. I support the Opposition.”

And the reporter crossed out his original title and promptly switched to a more neutral “WP supporter saves boy!”

“No, no. I am not a WP supporter either. I support the SDP,” Jake corrected the reporter again.

Hearing this, the reporter looked thoughtfully at Jake, said a brief “thank you for your time” and left.

The next day, this headline appeared in The Paper: “Armed SDP supporter attacks dog!”

By Singa Crew


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