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Thursday, 25 March 2004

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"It's not fair!"

Washington, DC- When President George Bush lost a friendly bet with a friend last week, he didn't expect to enter into an IQ test competition with the friend's 2 1/2 year old daughter. Most of his aides didn't expect him to lose.

"It's not fair," said Bush during a press conference shortly following the unveiling of the test results, "She had an advantage over me because she just learned her letters, numbers, colors and shapes. It's been years since I studied that kind of stuff. It's not like I use that stuff in my career."

When reminded by a reporter that IQ tests are designed to test overall mental capacity more than just, say, to test for trivia knowledge, the President said, "You can twist words around and try to get me tongue tied all you want, but we all know I had no chance of out-scoring a child. That test was three hours long, kids are used to sitting and taking tests."

At this point, a brave reporter reminded the President that the child was not even three, and barely out of diapers, and that she had not quite mastered the use of a fork.

Before leaving the room, the President quickly concluded, "The American People know that my so-called intelligence cannot be easily quantified. I've fully answered your questions and I stand by my original claim that the test was more than a little unfair. Thank you, and goodnight."

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