Editor’s note: Do you need something to smile about? Every day, WND selects the best joke offered up by readers and contributors to its Laughlines forum and brings it to you as the WND Joke of the Day. Here is today’s offering:

Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House in Washington; one from Illinois, one from Tennessee and a third from Kentucky. They all go with a White House official to examine the fence.

The Tennessee contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil.

“Well,” he says, “I figure the job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me.”

The Kentucky contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, “I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me.”

The Illinois contractor doesn’t measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, “$2,700.”

The official, incredulous, whispers back, “You didn’t even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?”

The Illinois contractor whispers back, “$1,000 for me, $1,000 for you, and we hire that guy from Kentucky to fix the fence.”

“Done!” replies the government official.

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