trips, President Bush encountered a man with long gray hair,
wearing a white robe and sandals, and holding a staff. President
Bush went up to the man and said, "Has anyone told you that
you look like Moses?"
The man didn't answer. He just kept staring straight ahead.
The president said, "Moses!" in a loud voice. The man just stared
ahead, never acknowledging the President.
The president pulled a Secret Service agent aside and, pointing
to the robed man, asked him, "Am I crazy or does that man not
look like Moses to you?"
"Well," said the president, "every time I say his name, he ignores
me and stares straight ahead, refusing to speak. Watch!" Again
the president yelled, "Moses!" and again the man ignored him.
The Secret Service agent went up to the man in the white robe
and whispered, "You look just like Moses. Are you Moses?"
The man leaned over and whispered back, "Yes, I am Moses.
However, the last time I talked to a bush, I spent 40 years
wandering in the desert and ended up leading my people to the
only spot in the entire Middle East where there is no oil."