January 28th, 2006, 07:20 AM
While visiting England, George W. 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. He 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."
"Correct. Thank you and good-bye, sir," says the Queen. She hangs up and
says, "Did you get that, Mr. Bush?"
"Yes ma'am. Thanks a lot. I'll definitely be using that!"
Upon returning to Washington, he decides he'd better put the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to the test. He 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?"
"Uh, 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 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 look here Colin Powell, 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, you dumb."
Much relieved, Helms rushes back to the White House and exclaims, "I know
the answer, sir! I know who it is! It's Colin Powell!" And Bush replies in disgust,
"Wrong, you dumb, It's Tony Blair!"
January 28th, 2006, 09:23 AM
I remember when i first heard it, around 8 years ago..... But its nice...... this remind me about old folks.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man!
January 28th, 2006, 04:17 PM
Fanacool says it's an old joke but I've never heard it before... Nice joke, made me laugh
January 29th, 2006, 05:53 AM
hmm.. msuta been a regional thing ..... cause I've heard it as well in an indian version of a blonde joke
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