The Pope lands at O’Hare for a week-long conference and hires a limo to take him into the city. As they approach the Eisenhower, the Pope asks the driver if he can take the wheel on the way to downtown. The driver agrees, and soon, the Pope is racing down I-294 with the limo driver enjoying a sandwich in the back seat.
A few miles down the road, however, the speeding limo is pulled over by a state trooper. The cop takes one look at the situation and radios in to police headquarters. He tells the chief that he’s got a pretty important person on his hands.
The police chief asks, “Is he more important than the mayor?”
“Is he more important than the governor?”
“Is he more important than the president?”
“I think so.”
“Come on! How important can he be?”
The cop warily replies, “I don’t know, but he’s got the Pope for a chauffeur.”