When Jesus arrived at the other side, in the region of the Gadarenes, he was met by a demon-possessed faction coming from the swamp. They were so obstructionist that no useful governance could pass that way. “What do you want with us?” they shouted. “Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?”
Some distance from them a large pig was feeding. The demons begged Jesus, “If you drive us out, send us into the pig.”
He said to them, “Go!” And all of that faction’s inner demons came out and manifested in the pig. After clinching the nomination, the swine immediately rushed off the deep end, thrashed, floundered, and drowned. Those who had been attempting to tend and spin-control the pig fled. They went into the town and reported all this, including what had happened to the demon-possessed Speaker and Majority Leader. Then the whole faction went out and pleaded with Jesus to depart. He was only useful to them as a name, while his actual teachings and actions were deeply harmful to their ambitions of earthly power.