Pedro makes an A > > > _ > > > It was the first day of school and a new student > named Pedro Martinez, the son of a Mexican > restaurateur, entered the fourth grade._ > _ > The teacher said, "Let's begin by reviewing some > American history. Who said 'Give me Liberty, or give > me Death?' "_ > _ > She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Pedro, who > had his hand up._ > > "Patrick Henry, 1775." > > "Very good!" apprised the teacher. Now, who said, > "Government of the people, by the people, for the > people, shall not perish from the earth?" > > Again, no response except from Pedro: "Abraham > Lincoln, 1863."_ > > The teacher snapped at the class, "Class, you should > be ashamed! Pedro, who is new to our country, knows > more about its' history than you do!"_ > > She heard a loud whisper: "Screw the Mexicans!"_ > "Who said that?" she demanded._ > _ > Pedro put his hand up. "Jim Bowie, 1836."_ > > At that point, a student in the back said, "I'm > gonna puke."_ > _ > The teacher glared and asked, "All right! Now, who > said that?" Again, Pedro. "George Bush to the > Japanese Prime Minister, > 1991." > > Now furious, another student yelled, "Oh yeah? kiss > this!"_ > > Pedro jumped out of his chair waving his hand and > shouting to the teacher, "Bill Clinton to Monica > Lewinsky, 1997!"_ > > Now, with almost a mob hysteria, someone said, "You > little turd. If you say anything else, I'll strangle you!"_ > > Pedro frantically yelled at the top of his voice, > "Gary Condit to Chandra Levy, 2001."_ > > The teacher fainted, and as the class gathered > around her on the floor, someone said, "Oh s**t, > we're in BIG trouble now!"_ > > Pedro whispered, "Saddam Hussein, 2003."