> > Given that Al Gore has no job, 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 intelligent. > > > > "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. Gore?" > > > > "Yes, ma'am. Thanks a lot. I'll definitely be using that!" > > > > Upon returning home, he decides he'd better put some of his old > > friends > > to the test. He calls Bill Clinton and says, "Hi, Bill, I wonder if you > > can > > answer a question for me." > > > > "Why, of course, Al. What's on your mind?" > > > > "Uhh, your mother has a child, and your father has a child, and this > > child is not your brother or your sister. Who is it?" > > Clinton hems and haws and finally asks, "Can I think about it and get > > back to you?" > > > > Gore agrees, and Clinton hangs up. Clinton 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, Clinton 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, Clinton rushes back to call Gore and exclaims, "I know > > the answer now! I know who it is! It's Colin Powell!" > > > > And Gore replies in disgust, "Wrong, it's Tony Blair."