Recently while going through the airport on one of his many 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 asked, "Has anyone told you that you look like Moses?" The man never answered. He just kept staring straight ahead.
The President said "Moses!" in a loud voice. The man just stared ahead…never acknowledging the President. Bush pulled a Secret Service agent aside and, pointing to the robed man, asked, "Am I crazy, or does that man look like Moses to you?"
The Secret Service agent looked at the man carefully and then agreed. "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."