One night, George W. Bush is tossing restlessly in his White House
bed. He awakens to see George Washington standing by him. Bush asks
him, "George, what''s the best thing I can do to help the country?"
"Set an honest and honorable example, just as I did," Washington
advises, then fades away.
The next night, Bush is astir again, and sees the ghost of Thomas
Jefferson moving through the darkened bedroom.
Bush calls out, "Tom, please! What is the best thing I could do to
help the country?"
"Respect the Constitution, as I did," Jefferson advises, and dims from
The third night sleep is still not in the cards for Bush. He awakens
to see the ghost of F. D. R. hovering over his bed. Bush whispers,
"Franklin, What is the best thing I could do to help the country?"
"Help the less fortunate, just as I did," FDR replies and fades into
Bush isn''t sleeping well the fourth night when he sees another figure
moving in the shadows. It is the ghost of Abraham Lincoln. "Abe, what
is the best thing I can do right now, to help the country?" Bush
Abe replies, "My advice is, do something relaxing. Go see a play!"