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  1. Tommy Gun

    Tommy Gun CLM

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    Apr 9, 2000
    Manchester, NH. USA
    Jacques Chirac visits President George Bush.
    - Tell me George how do you put together such a efficient team while I'm assisted by a bunch of morons.
    - Simple Jack, I constantly test my cabinet Secretaries. If they respond correctly, they stay on. Otherwise I fire them. It's a 'best of breed' process, I'm sure of keeping only the smartest ones.
    Bush then calls Powell.
    - Colin, I'm going to ask you a question. You know the rules. If you're wrong, you're fired. OK? Here we go:
    - It is your mother's child, but it's neither your brother or your sister. Who is it?
    Colin Powell thinks for a few seconds and then answers:
    - That's easy. It's me!
    - Perfect, Bush says, you stay on.
    Chirac is very impressed. As soon as he gets back to Paris he calls on Raffarin (Prime Minister).
    - Raffarin, I'm going to ask you a question. If you answer correctly, you stay on as Prime Minister. If not, you're fired. Here it is: it is your mother's child, but it's neither your brother or your sister. Who is it? Raffarin, aware of his own shortcomings, requests a brief delay to think it over. Chirac gives him 24 hours. Raffarin rushes back to his palace, calls his cabinet ministers, and soon a group of senior civil service mandarins are studying the question. All of the possible outcomes are covered. After several hours of study, a guy more clever than the rest says:
    - We must ask Juppé! He's always right and he knows what the President has on his mind. Great idea! Raffarin immediately places a call to Juppé.
    - Hello Alain? It's Raffarin. Chirac wants an answer to this question and since you know him so well you can find the answer.
    The question is: It is your mother's child, but it's neither your brother or your sister. Who is it?
    Right away, Juppé snickers slightly and with his well known superior attitude responds:
    - That's easy, it's me.
    The next day Raffarin rushes to the Presidential Palace.
    - President Sir, President Sir, I know who it is!
    - OK, OK, Raffarin. So, your mother's child who is neither your brother or your sister, who is it?
    - It's Juppé, President Sir.
    Chirac's eyes bulge wide open.
    - Pack your bags Raffarin. The correct answer is Colin Powell!!!!! ;g
  2. MarksGlock22

    MarksGlock22 The Punisher

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    Mar 4, 2002