"Thank you - oh, thank you for saving me from the prison I've been in. I've
been in there for hundreds, yes, hundreds of years. As a expression of my
overwhelming gratitude I will grant you one wish."
Mr. Clinton, being a world leader, knew exactly what to ask for. "Peace in the Mideast!" he quickly replied.
The genie seemed confused. "Mideast... Mideast... I can't seem to remember... can you help me out a little?"
The President quickly has a world map brought over and he carefully points out the affected area of the globe, recounting briefly the long-standing geopolitical instability of the area.
The genie's eyes widen and he says "Oh, yea. Now I remember. The Mideast! Whew. That's a tough one. You know, they've been fighting over there quite literally for millennia. I hate to admit it, but I think that's more than I can handle. I'm sorry. Can you wish for something else?"
Clinton, obviously crestfallen at such a missed opportunity, can think of only one other wish: "Could you make the American people like my wife?"
The genie pauses, grimaces, then says, "Let me see that map again."
Submitted By: Matt Jones
Jul 3, 1997 16:49