Your Mother's Son
President Bush is hanging out with the Queen of England. He asks her, "How do you run an efficient government? Any tips you can give me?"
The Queen replies, "Well, the most important thing is to surround
yourself with intelligent people."
Bush frowns, and asks, "Well, how do I know if the people around me are really intelligent or not?"
The Queen takes a little sip of tea, and says: "Oh, that's easy. You just ask them a riddle".
Then the Queen pushes a button on her intercom and says: "Please send Tony Blair in here, would you?"
Tony Blair walks into the room. "Yes, Your Majesty?"
The Queen smiles at Tony and says: "Tony, answer me this, will you?
"Your mother and father have a child. It's not your brother, and it's not your sister. Who is it?"
Without missing a beat, Tony says: "Well, that would be me."
The Queen smiles and says: "Very good, thank you!"
Back at the White House, Bush is still a bit puzzled. So, he asks to
speak with Dick Cheney.
"Hey Dick, answer this for me, would ya? Your mother and your father have a child. It's not your brother and it's not your sister. Who is it?"
Dick Cheney frowns and says: "Geez, I'm not sure. Lemme get back to
So, Dick Cheney goes to all his advisors, and asks everyone he can, but no one can answer it for him.
Finally, he ends up in the men's room, and he recognizes Colin Powell's shoes in the next stall over. Dick shouts over to him: "Hey Colin! Can you answer this for me? Your mother and father have a child. It's not your brother and it's not your sister. Who is it?"
Colin Powel flushes, and yells back: "Hey, that's easy. It's me!"
Dick Cheney smiles and yells: "Thanks!"
Dick Cheney goes back into the Oval Office and tells Bush: "Hey, I
finally figured out the answer to that riddle! It's Colin Powell!"
Bush gets up, and angrily stomps over to Cheney. He yells right in Dick's face: "No, you idiot! It's Tony Blair!"
Lysanne Elvers 05/30/2003Categories: Clean, Politics