Cardinal George said, "Anyone with 'special needs' who wants to be prayed over, please come forward to the front by the altar."
With that, disgraced and silent former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich got in line, and when it was his turn, the beatific Cardinal asked, "Milorad, what do you want me to pray about for you?"
Blago replied, "Cardinal, I need you to pray for help with my hearing." The preacher put one finger of one hand in Blago's ear, placed his other hand on top of Blago's head, and then prayed and prayed and prayed. Chicago's Archbishop prayed a "blue streak" for Blago, and the whole congregation of Holy Name Cathedral joined in with great enthusiasm.
After a few minutes, the Cardinal removed his hands, stood back and asked, "My Son, how is your hearing now?"
The Goofy Guv answered, "I don't know. It ain't 'til after the Defense wraps, The Feds make their case, the jury decides and Judge Zagel sets the date."
Hat Tip for a great assist to Max Weismann and the Center for the Study of Great Ideas!