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Former President Clinton

 
Randall Twede
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Former President Clinton is visiting an elementary
school and drops in on the 4th grade class.
The class is in the middle of a discussion related
to words and their meanings. The teacher asks
the Ex-President if he would like to lead the class
in the discussion of the word "tragedy."
So, Clinton asks the class for an example of a "tragedy."
My best friend, who lives next door, is playing in the
street and a car comes along and runs him over,
that would be a tragedy."
"No," says Clinton, "that would be an accident."
A little girl raises her hand: "If a school bus carrying
50 children drove off a cliff, killing everyone involved,
that would be a tragedy."
"I'm afraid not," explains the Ex-President.
"That's what we would call a GREAT LOSS."
The room goes silent. No other children volunteer.
Former President Clinton searches! "Isn't there someone
here who can give me an example of a tragedy?"
Finally, way in the back of the room, Lil' Johnny raises
his hand. In a quiet voice he says, "If Air Force One,
carrying you & Mrs. Clinton, was struck by a missile
and blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy."
"Fantastic," exclaims Clinton, "that's right. And can
you tell me WHY that would be a tragedy?"
"Well," said Lil' Johnny, "because it wouldn't be an
accident, and it sure as hell wouldn't be a great loss."
 
Ashok Mash
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Matthew Phillips
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That was funny.
 
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