Old Joke; New Punchline

An airplane was about to crash. There were five passengers on board but only four parachutes.

The first passenger said, "I'm Kobe Bryant, the best NBA basketball player. The Lakers need me. I can't afford to die. ... So he took the first pack and left the plane.

The second passenger, Hillary Clinton, said, "I am the wife of the former president of the United States. I am also the most ambitious woman in the world, and I am a New York Senator and a potential future president." She just took the second parachute and jumped out of the plane.

The third passenger, George W. Bush, said: "I'm President of the United States of America. I have a great responsibility being the leader of a superpower nation. And above all I'm the cleverest President in American history, so America's people won't let me die." So he put on the pack next to him and jumped out of the plane.

The fourth passenger, the Pope, says to the fifth passenger, the Lubavitcher, Rebbe, "I am old and frail, and I don't have many years left. As a Catholic, I will sacrifice my life and let you have the last parachute."

The Rebbe replied, "It's OK, there's a parachute left for you. America's cleverest President has taken my Tallis."