There was a plane crash over mid-ocean, and only three survivors were left
in the life-raft: the Pope, the President, and Mayor Daley. Unfortunately,
it was a one-man life-raft, and quickly sinking, so they started debating
who should be allowed to stay.

The Pope pointed out that he was the spiritual leader of millions all over
the world, the President explained that if he died then America would be
stuck with the Vice-President, and so forth.  Then Mayor Daley said, "Look!
We're not solving anything like this!  The only fair thing to do is to vote
on it." So they did, and Mayor Daley won by 97 votes.