The first day of school for the 4th grade class brought a new student, Suzuki, the son of a Japanese businessman. 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 that of Suzuki, who had his hand up.
"Patrick Henry, 1775."
"Very good!", said the teacher.
"Who said 'Government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth'?"
Again, no response, except from Suzuki.
"Abraham Lincoln, 1863."
The teacher snapped at the class, "Class, you should be ashamed. Suzuki, who is new to our country, knows more about our history than you do."
She heard a loud whisper: "F-----g Japanese."
"Who said that?" she demanded. Suzuki put his hand up.
"Lee Iacocca, 1982."
At that point, a student in the back sighed, "I'm gonna puke!"
The teacher glared and asked "All right! Now who said that?"
Suzuki said, "George Bush to Japanese Prime Minister, 1991."
Now furious, another student yells, "Oh yeah! Suck this!"
Suzuki jumped out of his chair waving his hand and shouted to the teacher, "Bill Clinton, 1997"