This joke comes from The Fitz Files in the Sydney Morning Herald and when I saw it on Tony Abbott Worst Prime Minister Ever I just had to have it for the Weekend Funny Challenge. As it seemed to fit in with some of the politics/budget aimed humor this weekend I decided to run with it. You should check out both the Fitz Files and Worst Prime Minister Ever as they have some wonderful anecdotes as well as interesting articles.
The AMA has weighed in on Joe Hockey’s proposed changes to Australia’s health services. The allergists voted to scratch them, but the dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.
The gastroenterologists had a sort of gut feeling about it, but the neurologists thought he had a lot of nerve. The obstetricians felt he was laboring under a misconception. Ophthalmologists considered the ideas short-sighted. Pathologists yelled, “Over my dead body!” while the pediatricians said, “Oh, Grow up!”
The psychiatrists thought the ideas were madness, while the radiologists could see right through them. The surgeons were fed up with the cuts and decided to wash their hands of the whole thing.
The ENT specialists didn’t swallow it, and just wouldn’t hear of it. The pharmacists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow, and the plastic surgeons said, “This puts a whole new face on the matter…” The podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the urologists were pissed off at the whole idea. The anesthetists thought the ideas were a gas, but the cardiologists didn’t have the heart to say no.
In the end, the proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the arseholes in parliament!