Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

Close Encounter of the Dubious Kind

Stan Freberg here. Bill Clinton's trip to South America reminded me of another trip he previously took to Costa Rica, and his dubious encounter with the Rain Forest. Be right back. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Bill Clinton likes to think of himself as "ecology friendly," and his speech at the Braulio Carrilo rain forest included the line, "We destroy these resources at our own peril."

But American Spectator magazine reports the President's staff determined that the speaking platform was too remote, and the terrain too challenging for the President, who was on crutches at the time. Consequently, part of the rain forest had to be bulldozed, and a three hundred and fifty foot strip of asphalt was put down to accomodate the Environmentalist-in-Chief.

Explained a White House staffer, "The Costa Ricans seem to understand how important a 'photo op' this was for us."

Hmm. That's all from the "ecology" desk.

Stan Freberg here.

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