Hvis en præsident skulle vælges for humoristisk sans ville Ronald Reagan nu have klaret sig ganske godt. F.eks. hans svar til en skoleelev der havde skrevet til ham for at ansøge om hjælp til at rydde op på hans værelse:
[…] May I make a suggestion? This administration, believing that government has done many things that could better be done by volunteers at the local level, has sponsored a Private Sector Initiative program, calling upon people to practice voluntarism in the solving of a number of local problems.
Your situation appears to be a natural. I’m sure your mother was fully justified in proclaiming your room a disaster. Therefore you are in an excellent position to launch another volunteer program to go along with the more than 3,000 already underway in our nation—congratulations.