While visiting his niece, an elderly man had a heart attack.

The woman drove wildly to get him to the emergency room. After what seemed like a very long wait, the E.R. doctor appeared, wearing his scrubs and a long face.

"Sadly", he said, "I'm afraid that your uncle's brain is dead, but his heart is still beating."

"Oh, dear!" cried the woman, her hands clasped against her cheeks with shock, "We've never had a Democrat in the family before!"