Wistful thinking


President Obama meets with the Queen of England . He asks her, "Your

Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Are there any

tips you can give to me?"

"Well," says the Queen, "the most important thing is to surround

yourself with intelligent people." Obama frowns. "But how do I know the

people around me are really intelligent?"

The Queen takes a sip of tea. "Oh, that's easy. You just ask them to

answer an intelligence riddle."

The Queen pushes a button on her intercom. "Please send Tony Blair in

here, would you?" Tony Blair walks into the room "Yes, my Queen?"

The Queen smiles. "Answer me this, please, Tony. Your mother and Father

have a child. It is not your brother and it is not your sister. Who is


Without pausing for a moment, Tony Blair answers, "That would be me."

"Yes! Very good," says the Queen.

Back in the White house , President Obama asks to speak with Joe Biden.

"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," says Joe. "Let me get back to you on that one."

Joe goes to his advisors and asks everyone, but none can give him an

answer. Finally, he ends up at a fancy restaurant where he bumps into

Bill Clinton.

Joe looks around to see if anyone can overhear them, and he whispers,

Bill! 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?" Bill whispers

back, "That's easy. It's me!"

Joe smiles and says "Thanks!"

Joe goes back to the White house to speak with Pres Obama. "Say, I did

some research and I have the answer to that riddle. It's Bill Clinton."

Obama gets up, stomps over to Joe, and angrily yells into his face,

"No, you idiot! It's Tony Blair!

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