Comedy or Drama?
One night, George W. Bush lay in his bed tossing restlessly in his White House bedroom. He awoke to see George Washington standing by him. Bush asked him,
"George, what's the best thing I can do to help the country?"
"Set an honest and honorable example, just as I did," Washington intoned,
and then faded away....
The next night, Bush, again sleepless, saw the ghost of Thomas Jefferson
moving through the darkened bedroom. Bush called out, "Tom, please! What
is the best thing I can do to help the country?"
"Respect the Constitution, as I did," Jefferson wailed, and dimmed from
The third night, Bush awoke to see the ghost of FDR hovering over his bed.
Bush whispered, "Franklin, what is the best thing I can do to help the
"Help the less fortunate, as I did," FDR whispered back and faded into the
Bush still wasn't sleeping well the fourth night when he perceived yet
another figure moving in the shadows, the ghost of Abraham Lincoln.
"Abe...Abe, what is the best thing I can do right now to help this
"Go see a play."
As Lincoln's spirit disappeared, a confused George cried out, "Abe, wait! A comedy or drama! A comedy or drama!"
But I kid.
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