So a pastor, a boy scout and Barack Obama are flying on an airplane. Somewhere over the midwest, the engines start running really rough. The pilot comes in the back and declares that the plane is about to crash. "We've got three parachutes on board," the pilot announces. "As the pilot, I claim one of them. See ya." And with that, the pilot grabs a parachute and leaps from the plane.
The three passengers look at each other for a moment. Then Barack Obama stands up.
"I'm the President of the United States. Not only am I the most important man on earth, I'm also the smartest man in America. I have to live for the good of mankind so I'm taking this parachute." With that, Obama grabs a pack, puts it on, and leaps from the plane.
The pastor smiles sadly at the boy scout. "My son, I've lived a long life and it's been a life well spent in the service of others. Your life is just beginning. Please, take the last parachute and save yourself."
The boy scout smiles back and replies: "It's ok, pastor. we can both take parachutes. The smartest man in America just took my backpack."