Sasha Z.

George W. Bush was visiting an elementary school, and the 4th grade class he sat through began a discussion related to words and their meanings. The teacher asked the President if he would like to lead the class in a discussion of the word ?tragedy.? So, George W. asked the class for an example of a tragedy. One boy stood up and said, ?If 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,? said Bush, ?that would be an accident.? A girl raised her hand and said, ?If a school bus carrying 50 children drove off a cliff, killing everyone on board, that would be a tragedy.? ?I?m afraid not,? the President said. ?That?s what we would call a Great Loss.? The room went silent. No other children volunteered. President Bush searched the room and asked, ?Isn?t there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?? Finally, way in the back of the room, Johnny raised his hand, and in a quiet voice, he said, ?If Air Force One, carrying Mr. and Mrs. Bush, was struck by a missile and blown up to smithereens, THAT would be a tragedy.? ?That?s right! And can you tell me WHY that would be a tragedy?? asked the President. ?Well,? Johnny said, ?because it wouldn?t be an accident and it sure as hell wouldn?t be a Great Loss??

funniness: 8.19

rating: G