Over the E-mail Transom – The Queen’s Riddle

Russ Steele

This came for a regular reader of this blog.

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 me?”

“Well,” said the Queen, “the most important thing is to surround your selfwith intelligent people.”

Obama frowned, and then asked, “But how do I know the people around 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, 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 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 advisors and asked everyone, but none could give him an answer.

Finally, Biden ran in to Sarah Palin out eating 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 your sister. Who is it?”

Sarah Palin answered right 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 Sarah Palin!”

Obama got up, stomped over to Biden, and angrily yelled into his face,

“No! You idiot! It’s Tony Blair!”

And that is precisely what’s going on at the White House.


I think this has been around on the Internet for a while, but seem to be played out every day when ever Biden opens his mouth and Obama tries to cover for him.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

3 Responses to Over the E-mail Transom – The Queen’s Riddle

  1. Arthur M. Day. says:

    I sure wish that what was going on in the White House was just comical foolishness. But it’s not. It’s extremely expensive criminal foolishness.

    • Michael Anderson says:

      More expensive than two worthless wars and a housing bubble that caused the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression?

      And speaking of “criminal,” perhaps we should wait for actual indictments before bandying that word about? Just seems prudent…

  2. Arthur M. Day. says:

    Well, Michael, since the present administration is staffed by the smartest people in the world, the misdeeds can’t be due to stupidity. So,yes, let’s wait and keep score of the indictments and see if B.O.’s band of blacklegs manages to outdo the previous record holder administration, Pres. Clinton’s, in one half the time. And by the way, congratulations, you are word perfect in reciting the party line.

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