Qualities of a Good PresidentJuly 23, 2009
George: Gracie, have you any idea what a person has to be before they become president?
Gracie: Sure, they’re elected.
George: The whole thing is absurd.
Gracie: Oh, stop worrying, George. I may not even be elected until next November.
George: Well, that’s a load off my mind.
Gracie: I might not even be in the White House before 1941.
George: I see. So in other words you’re as good as in.
Gracie: I’m better than in.
George: What do you mean you’re better than in?
Gracie: Well, if I was in now I would be having to get out next January.
George: You: the President of the United States…
Gracie: …and Mexico.
George: And Mexico?
Gracie: Oh, sure. It is just across the border from California, so it will be easy for them to vote for me.
George: What about Canada?
Gracie: It’ll be a landslide.
George: This may be a shock to you, but there are some places that don’t belong to the United States.
Gracie: So what! How many votes are there in Glendale anyway?
George: For president it takes a person of tremendous stamina. A person with unusual ability and sound judgment. A mental genius.
Gracie: Oh, thanks.
George: Thanks? A president has to have courage and show plenty of backbone.
Gracie: If you want to see backbone, wait until you see my new evening dress.
George: It still doesn’t make you a leader of men, you have to have plenty of votes.
Gracie: Well, wait until you see my new evening dress.
George: Quiet. A president must have determination, he must let people see what he’s made of.
Together: Well, wait until you see my new evening dress.