It was the first day of a school in the USA and a new Cuban student
named Pepito Gonzalez Fernandez de Vasquez 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 Pepito, who had his hand up:
'Patrick Henry, 1775' he said.
'Very good!' Who said 'Government of the People, by the People, for
the People, shall not perish from the Earth?'
Again, no response except from Pepito. 'Abraham Lincoln, 1863' said Pepito.
The teacher snapped at the class, 'Class, you should be ashamed.
Pepito, who is new to our country, knows more about its history than
She heard a loud whisper: 'F**k the Indians,' 'Who said that?' she demanded.
Pepito put his hand up. 'General Custer, 1862.' At that point, a
student in the back said, 'I'm gonna puke.' The teacher glares around
and asks 'All right! Now, who said that?'
Again, Pepito says, 'George Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister,
1991.' Now furious, another student yells, 'Oh yeah? Suck this!'
Pepito jumps out of his chair waving his hand and shouts to the
teacher , 'Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky, 1997!'
Now with almost mob hysteria someone said 'You little shit. If you
say anything else, I'll kill you.'
Pepito frantically yells at the top of his voice, ' Michael Jackson
to the child witnesses testifying against him- 2004.'
The teacher fainted. And as the class gathered around the teacher on
the floor, someone said, 'Oh shit, we're screwed!'
And Pepito said quietly, "I think it was the American people,
November 4, 2008."