Source: The Independent

Sympathy for the Devil
March 12, 2014 | 06:57 PM

But after further consideration the Devil said ...

"Yeah, de Balsio's on my radar because he'll take money away from the rich. And there's not much I like better than seeing wealthy people lose everything. But frankly, I'd rather see Cruz, Bachmann or Palin succeed me because they'll take money away from the poor. And how much more fun would that be to see? Maybe a homeless single Mom with kids; nowhere to go; and no food for the day? I love it. Maybe a 'senior' being denied medical treatment because they have no more money? Absolutely fabulous!"

Wow, Mr. Devil, that's pretty hardcore!

"Well, yes it is. But human suffering is the name of my game and I really like going for the low-hanging fruit."

But Jesus Christ, Satan, that would hurt so many people!

"So what, my little Democrat friend. I'm a Conservative Republican at heart and my main job is to take care of my people. Vanity and avarice being my favorite sins!"

But that's only 1.0% of the wealthiest in the U.S., Mr. Devil.

"So true, so true. But that's not the point. According to every political poll, I've got a guaranteed 35% of American voters already in my pocket and that's a pretty good beginning. Ironically, many of them are religious nuts for the Other Guy, but (LOL) I'll take them."

You're a very scarey man Mr. Devil.

"Well, thank you very much!"

Bill Crandall