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 and replied, "Oh, that's easy: you
just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle." The Queen then pushed a button
on her intercom and said, "Please send Tony Blair in here,would you?"
Tony Blair walked into the room and said, "Yes, Your Majesty?"
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 President, the same
question. "Joe,answer this for me. Your mother and your father have a child.
It's not your brother and its 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
Finally, Biden ran in to Sarah Palin while eating out one night.
Biden asked, "Sarah, can you answer this for me? Your mother and father have a
child and it's not your brother or you sister. Who is it?"
Sarah Palin answered right back, "That's easy, its 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. Its Sarah Palin."
Obama got up, stomped over to Biden, and angrily yelled into his
face, "No you idiot! Its Tony Blair!"
AND THAT IS PRECISELY WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE WHITE HOUSE THESE DAYS.
Let's get it right. I believe .gov can do that.