Where is Bobby?

Issue 

US attorney-general John Ashcroft recently visited an elementary school. After speaking for 15 minutes, he said, "I will now answer any questions you have".

Bobby stood up and said, "I have four questions: 1. How did US President George Bush win the election with fewer votes than the Democrats' candidate Al Gore? 2. Why haven't you caught Osama bin Laden? 3. Why are you using the USAPATRIOT Act to destroy civil liberties? 4. Where are the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?"

At that moment, the school bell rang and the kids were sent out to play. When they returned, Ashcroft said, "I'm sorry we were interrupted. I will now answer any questions you have."

Julie stood up and said, "I have six questions. 1. How did US President George Bush win the election with fewer votes than the Democrats' candidate Al Gore? 2. Why haven't you caught Osama bin Laden? 3. Why are you using the USAPATRIOT Act to destroy civil liberties? 4. Where are the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? 5. Why did the bell ring 20 minutes early? 6. Where is Bobby?"

From Green Left Weekly, November 19, 2003.
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