Bill Clinton is visiting a school.
In one class, he asks the students if anyone can give him an example of a "tragedy".
One little boy stands up and offers "If my best friend who lives next door was playing in the street when a car came along and killed him, that would be a tragedy." "No," Clinton says, "That would be an ACCIDENT." A girl raises her hand.
"If a school bus carrying fifty children drove off a cliff, killing everyone involved...
that would be a tragedy." "I'm afraid not," explains Clinton.
"That is what we would call a GREAT LOSS." The room is silent; none of the other children volunteer.
"What?" asks Clinton, "Isn't there any one here who can give me an example of a tragedy?" Finally, a boy in the back raises his hand.
In a timid voice, he says: "If an airplane carrying Bill & Hillary Clinton were blown up by a bomb, T HAT would be tragedy." "Wonderful!" Clinton beams.
And can you tell me WHY that would be a tragedy?" "Well," says the boy, "because it couldn't be an accident, and it certainly would be no great loss!"