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A joke from the inbox

Unaltered from an email going around:

One sunny day in 2009 an old man approaches the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue where he’s been sitting on a park bench. He speaks to the U.S. Marine standing guard: “I would like to go in and meet with President Bush.” The Marine looks at the man: “Sir, Mr. Bush no longer is president, and no longer resides here.” The old man says, “Okay,” and walks away.

The following day, the same man approaches the White House, says to the same Marine, “I would like to go in and meet with President Bush.” The Marine again tells the man, “Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Bush is no longer president and no longer resides here.” The man thanks him and, again, just walks away.

The third day, the same man approaches the White House and speaks to the very same U. S. Marine saying “I would like to go in and meet with President Bush.” The Marine, somewhat irritated at this point, looks hard at the man and says, “Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mr. Bush. I’ve already told you that Mr. Bush is no longer President and no longer resides here. Don’t you understand?”

The old man looks at the Marine: “Oh, I understand, all right. I just love hearing you say it.”

The Marine snaps to attention, salutes, and says, “See you tomorrow, sir.”

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4 Responses to “A joke from the inbox”

  1. The more I think about Inauguration (and Leaving) Day, the warmer my heart gets. Maybe I’ll even go.

    I’ve been surprised by the feelings about this. I know someone from an older NJ city (who is white) who I might have thought was a McC-P supporter, but who had an Obama button when I saw her after the election. We talked about it and it turns out she is passionate enough to be a face in the crowd at the Inauguration and will have to stay some distance away due to the lack of hotel rooms. Amazing.

  2. Thank you very much, David, for making Margaret laugh out loud.

  3. That’s been around for years with Clinton as the name the man wants to hear is gone. In 4 to 8 years it will probably be going around with Obama as the name.

  4. Cool.


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