Several doctors attending an international medical conference in Switzerland ended up at the same tavern and became engaged in a vigorous discussion during the midday break.
The doctor from Israel said, "You know, medicine is now so advanced in our country that we can take a kidney out of one person and put it in another person and that person will be looking for work in less than 6 weeks."
The doctor from Germany responded, "Well, you know in our country we can take a lung from one person and put it in another person and that person will be looking for work in only 4 weeks."
The doctor from Russia quickly jumped in and said, "In Russia our medicine is so advanced we can take half a heart from one person and put in another person and they are both looking for work in only 2 weeks."
The doctor from the US was not to be outdone and said, "Only in the United States are things so advanced that we can take an asshole out of Arkansas and put it in the White House and half the nation is looking for work the very next day."
Last modified: November 26, 1997