Warsaw, PL—The Polish Government released the following transcript from last week’s doomed flight to Smolensk:
President Kaczynski: When is the last time you heard a really good Polish joke?
Pilot: It’s been years, Mr. President.
President Kaczynski: Exactly. So land the plane.
Pilot: We can’t. The fog…the control tower said—
President Kaczynski: We must restore the Polish joke to its original glory. Just think of it! We need to be known for more than just kielbasa.
Pilot: Actually, the origin of the kielbasa is unknown, but it is commonly credited to all of Eastern Europe.
President Kaczynski: Exactly my point. Now…are all of our top military and political leaders on board?
Pilot: Yes, Mr. President.
President Kaczynski: Good, then land the plane.
Pilot: Should I hit the control tower?
President Kaczynski: Naaah, that’s a little over the top.
Pilot: Not the way I fly (laughter)…so what’s the joke going to be?
President Kaczynski: I was thinking, how many Pollock leaders does it take to land a—