While 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. 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. What¹s 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?"
> 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, you dumb cracker."
> 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!"
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