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July 17th, 2006, 06:12 AM #1Bush Tragedy
President George Bush is visiting an elementary school today and he visits
one of the classes.
They are in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.
The teacher asks the President if he would like to lead the class in the
discussion of the word, "tragedy." So the illustrious leader asks the class
for an example of a "tragedy."
One little boy stands up and offers, "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," says Bush, "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 Mr. President. "That's what we would call a GREAT
The room goes silent. No other children volunteer. President Bush searches
the room. "Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a
Finally, way in the back of the room, a small boy raises his hand. In a
quiet voice he says, "If Air Force One, carrying Mr. & Mrs. Bush, were
struck by a missile and blown up by a terrorist like Osama
bin Laden, that would be a tragedy."
"Fantastic," exclaims Bush, "that's right. And can you tell me WHY that
would be a TRAGEDY?" "Well," says the boy, "because it wouldn't be an
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