Who Is It?

Barack Obama met with the Queen of England . He asked her,”Your Majesty, how do you run such
an efficient government? Are there any tips you can give to me?”

“Well,” said the Queen, “the most important thing is to surround your-self with intelligent

Obama frowned, and then asked, “But how do I know the people around me are really intelligent?”

The Queen took a sip of tea. “Oh, that’s easy; you just ask them
to answer an intelligent riddle.” The Queen pushed a button on her
intercom. “Please send Tony Blair in here, would you?” The former Prime
Minister,Tony Blair, walked into the room and said, “Yes, your Majesty?” The Queen smiled
and said, “Answer this question please, Tony: Your mother and father have a child. It is not
your brother and it is not your
sister. Who is it?”

Without pausing for a moment, Tony Blair answered, “That would be me.”
“Yes! Very good,” said the Queen.

Obama went back home to ask Joe Biden, his vice president, the same
question. “Joe, answer this for me. Your mother and your father have
a child. It’s not your brother and it’s not your sister. Who is it?”

“I’m not sure,” said Biden. “Let me get back to you on that one…” He
went to his advisors and asked every one, but none could give him an
answer. Finally, he ended up in the men’s room and recognized Colin
Powell’s shoes in the next stall. Biden asked Powell, “Colin, can you
answer this for me? Your mother and father have a child and it’s not
your brother or your sister. Who is it?”

Colin Powell yelled back, “That’s easy, it’s me!”

Biden smiled, and said, “Thanks!” Then, he went back to speak with
Obama. “Say, I did some research and I have the answer to that riddle.
It’s Colin Powell!”

Obama got up, stomped over to Biden, and angrily yelled into his face,
“No, you idiot! It’s Tony Blair!” AND THAT, MY FRIENDS, IS THE LEVEL OF

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