Intelligent People

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> John Kerry meets with the Queen of England. He asks her, "Your Majesty,
> how do you do such a through job of taxing the people? Are there any tips
> you can give to me so I can grow our government to be as large,
> bureaucratic
> and callous as yours?"
> "Well," says the Queen, "the most important thing is to surround yourself
> with intelligent people."
> Kerry 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 intelligent 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
> it?"
> Without pausing for a moment, Tony Blair answers, "That would be me."
> "Yes! Very good," says the Queen.
> Kerry goes back home to ask John Edwards, his vice presidential choice the
> same question. "John, 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 John Edwards, "Let me get back to you on that one."
> Edwards goes to his advisors and asks every one, but none can give him an
> answer. Finally, he ends up in the men's room and recognizes Colin
> Powell's
> shoes in the next stall. Edwards shouts, "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 yells back, "That's easy. It's me!"
> Edwards smiles, and says, "Thanks!"
> Then, Edwards goes back to speak with Kerry. "Say, I did some research
> and
> I have the answer to that riddle. It's Colin Powell."
> Kerry gets up, stomps over to John Edwards and angrily yells into his
> face,
> "No, you idiot! It's Tony Blair!"

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