Shortly after President Bush took office, an old man approached the
> > >White House from the park across Pennsylvania Ave where he'd been
> > >sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the U. S. Marine standing guard
and
> > >said, "I would like to go in and meet with President Clinton."
> > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > > The marine looked at the man and said, "Sir, Mr.Clinton is no longer
> > >president and no longer resides here." The old man said, "Okay,"and
> > >walked away.
> > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > > The following day, the same man approached the White House and said
to
> > >the same Marine, "I would like to go in and meet with President
> > >Clinton."
> > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > > The marine again told the man, "Sir, Mr. Clinton is no longer
> > >president and no longer resides here." The man thanked him and, again,
> > >just walked away.
> > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > > The third day, the same man approached the White House and spoke to
> > >the very same U. S. Marine, saying "I would like to go in and meet with
> > >President Clinton."
> > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > > The marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man
> > >and said, "Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here
asking
> > >to speak to Mr. Clinton; I've told you already that Mr. Clinton is no
> > >longer the president and no longer resides here. Don't you understand?"
> > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > > The old man looked at the Marine and said, "Oh, I understand. I just
> > >love hearing it."
> > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > > The Marine snapped to attention, saluted and said, "See you
tomorrow."
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