Ascroft Visits an Elementary School

Attorney General Ashcroft is visiting an elementary school. After the
typical civics presentation, he announces, “All right, boys and girls, you can
all ask me questions now.”
A young boy named Bobby raises his hand and says, “I have 3 questions: 1.
How did Bush win the election with fewer votes than Gore? 2. Why are you using
the USA Patriot Act to limit Americans’ civil liberties? 3. Why hasn’t the U.S.
caught Osama Bin Laden yet?”
Just then the bell sounds and all the kids run out to the playground.
Fifteen minutes later, the kids come back in class and again.
Ashcroft says, “I’m sorry we were interrupted by the bell. Now, you can
all ask me questions.”
A young girl raises her hand and says, “I have 5 questions: 1. How did
Bush win the election with fewer votes than Gore? 2. Why are you using the USA
Patriot Act to limit Americans’ civil liberties? 3. Why hasn’t the U.S. caught
Osama Bin Laden yet? 4. Why did the bell go off 20 minutes early? 5. Where’s
Bobby?”