Little Johnny meets BO

mustangluver 2012/09/06 08:45:07

Obama was visiting a primary school and he visited one of the
classes. They were in the middle of a discussion related to words
and their meanings. The teacher asked the president if he would like
to lead the discussion on the word 'tragedy'. So our illustrious
president asked the class for an example of a 'tragedy'.

little boy stood up and offered: "If my best friend, who lives on a
farm, is playing in the field and a tractor runs over him and kills
him, that would be a

said Obama, 'that would be an accident."

A little girl
raised her hand: "If a school bus carrying 50 children drove over a
cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy."

"I'm afraid not,' explained Obama.
'That's what we would
call great loss."

The room went silent.. No other children
volunteered. Obama searched the room. "Isn't there someone here who
can give me an example of a tragedy?"

Finally, at the back
of the room, Little Johnny raised his hand. In a quiet voice he
said: "If the plane carrying you and Mrs. Obama was struck by a
'friendly fire' missile and blown to smithereens, that would be a

"Fantastic!' exclaimed Obama. 'That's right. And
can you tell me why that would be tragedy?"

"Well,' says
Johnny, 'It has to be a tragedy, because it sure as hell wouldn't be
a great loss... and you can bet your ass it probably wasn't an

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