BUSH HAS TEA WITH THE QUEEN
visiting England, George Bush is invited to tea with the
Queen. He asks her 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."
Bush watches as the Queen 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."
"Correct. Thank you and good-bye, sir," says the
Queen. She hangs up and says, "Did you get that, Mr.
Bush nods: "Yes ma'am. Thanks a lot. I'll definitely
be using that!"
Bush, upon returning to Washington, decides he'd better
put the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
to the test. Bush summons Jesse Helms to the White House
and says, "Senator Helms, I wonder if you can answer
a question for me."
"Why, of course, sir. What's on your mind?"
Bush poses the question: "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?"
Helms hems and haws and finally asks, "Can I think
about it and get back to you?"
Bush agrees, and Helms leaves. He immediately calls a meeting
of other senior Republican senators, and they puzzle over
the question for several hours, but nobody can come up with
an answer. Finally, in desperation, Helms calls Colin Powell
at the State Department and explains his problem.
"Now lookee here, son, your mother has a child, and
your father has a child, and this child is not your brother
or your sister. Who is it?"
Powell answers immediately, "It's me, of course."
Much relieved, Helms rushes back to the White House, finds
George Bush, and exclaims, "I know the answer, sir!
I know who it is! It's Colin Powell!"
And Bush replies in disgust, "Wrong, you dumb sh*t,
it's Tony Blair!"