Given that Dubya likes to leave the White House as often as possible, he decided to take a sightseeing vacation to Europe. While visiting England, he
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
"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 home, he decides he'd better put this to the test. He calls his father and former President and says, "Hi, Dad, I wonder if you can
answer a question for me."
"Why, of course, W. What's on your mind?"
"Uhh, your mother has a child, and your fatherhas a child, and this child is not your brother or your sister. Who is it?"
His father hems and haws and finally asks, "Can I think about it and get back to you?"
Dubya agrees, and hangs up. Bush 1 immediately calls members of his old staff, and they puzzle over the question for several hours, but nobody can
come up with an answer.
Finally, in desperation, he calls Colin Powell at the State Department and explains his problem. "Now look here, 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 idiot."
Much relieved, Bush 1 rushes back to call Dubya and exclaims, "I know the answer now! I know who it is! It's Colin Powell!"
And Dubya replies in disgust, "Wrong, it's Tony Blair."