Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Queen's Riddle

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 yourself with intelligent people."

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?"

Tony Blair walked into the room and said, "Yes, my Queen?"

The Queen smiled and said, "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 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 presidential choice 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 advisers 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!"



  1. Happy 4th of July Woodie I'm looking forward to this long holiday weekend, to sit back and relax.. I wish you the same.

  2. Thanks for the laugh.
    Have a Happy 4th Odie.

  3. Hi Foot in Mouth, We haven't talked in a while. Happy 4th to you too.

  4. Thank you Lady, and a happy 4th of July to you too. And the laugh comes with a new toaster oven.

  5. What is sad, I can see this happening.

  6. Supi, I just got a bigger chuckle out of visualizing it after your comment, than I did the first time I read it.

  7. Good one, Odie. Love the laughs.

  8. Hi Odie! That was fu nny! Enjoy your Independence Day Holiday!

  9. Opie, that's why there is a Woodsterman, to make all you beautiful ladies that visit here laugh ... but then you knew that.

  10. Hello Bunni the Babe, that's why you come here ... I'm funny. It's sure not for my looks. You have a wonderful 4th of July too. ( Pen's dressed up for the 4th just for you)

  11. We have a government that's being run by idiots.

    Thanks for the laugh Odie. Have a great 4th!

  12. Teresa, you're right ... they're all idiots. Happy fourth to you too.


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