I’m in Washington. For some reason this leads me to a documentary on John Diefenbaker.
A joke told in a rote rhetorical style:
Old Sir John said ‘You know, I’m one of those who believes in prayer. Excepting when the prayers are uttered by the rich. Because,’ he said, ‘if their prayers were answered not only would I be sick, but long since would I have joined my ancestors in another place altogether removed.‘