While We Wait

A deft Egypt watcher sends a lighter thought in the midst of potential momentous events:

Ya, Egypt! I have good news and bad news!”

“Tell me the good news first!”

“Mubarak’s leaving and you’re getting a new president.”

Ya ani! And what’s the bad news?”

“It’s Joe Biden!”

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