Saturday, October 30, 2004

Variations on a Theme

This one made the rounds at work this week:

A teacher in a small Vermont town asks her class how many of them are John Kerry fans. Not really knowing what a John Kerry fan is, but wanting to be liked by the teacher, all the kids raise their hands except one boy. The teacher asks Little Johnny, who had not raised his hand, why he has decided to be different.

Johnny says, "I'm not a John Kerry fan."

The teacher says, "Why aren't you a John Kerry fan?"

Johnny says, "I'm a George Bush fan."

The teacher asks why he's a George Bush fan.

The boy says, "Well, my mom's a George Bush fan and my dad's a George Bush fan, so I'm a George Bush fan!"

The teacher is kind of angry, because this is Vermont and she is a liberal, so she asks, "What if your mom was a moron and your dad was an idiot, what would that make you?"

Johnny says, "That would make me a John Kerry fan."

I have no idea why this one tickles my funny bone. I suppose it has to do with the fantasy of some elementary school-aged kid having this kind of conversation with their teacher. Especially a liberal teacher. Yeah. I like that fantasy...

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