The pilot calls back to the passengers: “We’re going down! I’ll keep flying as long as possible so you can save yourselves. Bail out now!”
But, because BP cut corners, there are only three parachutes for four passengers.
Hayward quickly snatches the first parachute. “I’m the only person in the world with the expertise to solve this oil spill” he says, and jumps out.
Obama now dons a parachute, and before bailing out declares, “I’m the smartest president ever – only I can figure out a solution to this disaster!”
The Greenpeace volunteer turns to Bill Clinton and solemnly says, “You take the last parachute. I’m just one activist. But you head a large international charity, and you have the experience, resources and the compassion to do something about this terrible tragedy.”
Clinton chuckles as he pats the Greenpeace volunteer on the shoulder. “Grab a ‘chute, kid,” Bill drawls, “the ‘smartest president ever’ just leapt out of the plane wearing your backpack!”