While visiting England, President George Bush is invited
to tea with the Queen. Bush asks the Queen what her
leadership philosophy is. She says that it is to surround
herself with intelligent people. Bush asks how she knows
if they're intelligent. "I do so by asking them the right questions,"
says the Queen. "Allow me to demonstrate."
She phones Tony Blair and says, "Mr. Prime Minister. Please
answer this question:
"Your mother has a child, and your father has a child, and this
child is not your brother or sister. Who is it?"
Tony Blair responds, "It's me, ma'am."
Thank you and good-bye" says the Queen. She hangs up and
says, "Did you get that Georgie?"
"Yes ma'am. Thanks a lot. I'll definitely be using that!"
Upon returning to Washington DC, Bush decides he'd better put
his advisors to the test. He summons Dick Cheney to the
White House and says, "Dick, I wonder if you can answer a
question for me." "Why, of course, George. What's on your
mind?" "Uhh, your mother has a child, and your father has a
child, and this child is not your brother or your sister.
Who is it?" Cheney hems and haws and finally asks, "Can I
think about it and get back to you?" Bush agrees, and Cheney
Cheney immediately calls John Aschroft and they puzzle over
the question for several hours, but nobody can come up with
an answer. Finally, in desperation, Aschroft and Cheney
call Osama Bin Laden in Eastern Afghanistan and explain
their problem. "Now look here Osama, your mother has a
child, and your father has a child, and this child is not
your brother or your sister. Who is it?" Bin Laden answers
immediately, "It's me, of course, you idiots."
Much relieved, Cheney rushes back to Bush and exclaims, "I
know the answer, George! I know who it is!.........
It's Osama Bin Laden!"
And Bush replies in disgust, "Wrong, - it's Tony Blair!
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.