POTUS says that education has reached a crisis level and the U.S. infant mortality rate is two and half times what it is in Singapore. POTUS says that what he thinks we should do for starters is keep more people alive, then send them to school, then get some peace and prosperity going. Brilliant! Sign me up for that bill! Arkin asks whether POTUS feels he hasn't been doing enough. POTUS says the width and depth of what he hasn't done about it yet...and he doesn't finish that thought. He says you can't do anything about hurricanes or nature or bad luck. Wouldn't hurricanes be all three? He says he ought to be able to do something about the airplane. "Uh oh," Arkin says. "Wait, what'd I just say?" POTUS asks. Arkin says that POTUS introduced a new word into the conversation. "What do airplanes signify?" POTUS asks. "Death," Arkin says. Is that true? Because, damn. In dreams, Arkin thinks. He doesn't know. What good is he? POTUS says he never thought to ask, but is Arkin a doctor? "How do you mean?" Arkin asks. POTUS chuckles a little then he gets really sad. He says he's been spacing out in meetings. Three times this week. He realizes when someone's talking that he wasn't listening. "That's unusual," Arkin says. "Very," POTUS says. Spacing out when someone is talking is abnormal? Tell that to every student in the country. No, really, tell them that. Maybe we won't be nineteenth anymore.
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