My source at the Blair House told me a funny story the other day. It seems that Karl Rove stepped into the President’s bedroom and stood in front of the man-length mirror. He said, “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the greatest—“
“It’s not working right!”
Rove tuned and said, “Mr. President! I was just combing my hair.”
“You seem to be good at that, Karl.”
Rove said, “Oh, there is no special skill required for comb—“
I meant “Lying!”
“Okay, I was using your mirror. I wanted to make sure it gave the right answer: George W. Bush is the Greatest Man on the Planet Earth!”
The president said, “I told you it was broken. It keeps saying Dick Cheney is the Sneakiest Man on Earth. It never says who is the most powerful.”
Karl Rove promised the President that he would have the mirror repaired by the White House Mirror Maintenance Department.
After the mirror was repaired, the President said,
“Mirror, Mirror on the Wall,
Who is the greatest man of all?”
The mirror answered as follows:
“Mr. President, I’ve news for thou.
The Greatest of all is President HU Jintao.”
The president went to the Oval Office and sat in his chair. “Hu Jintao?” he said aloud as Karl Rove came in the room.
“Yes, but make sure you pronounce it right when you meet him.”
“Oh! Hi, Karl! Meet who?”
“Hu Jintao! Do you still want to go to Mongolia on your trip? It’s kind of out of the way.”
“Yes! The mirror says that Hu Jintao is the most powerful man on earth. I’ve got to meet him.”
Karl Rove shook his head and said, “George, I’m sending the CIA to update you on China this afternoon.” Rove left the office.
The President sat back in his chair and said, “I wonder why he’s doing that? I get bad publicity from dealing with those guys at the CIA.” He beeped his secretary and said, “Cancel my meeting with the CIA. I’ll be doing laps at that time.”
copyright©John T. Jones, Ph.D.2005
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