Ariel Sharon is in Washington for meetings with G. W. There is
to be a state dinner; Laura decides to bring in a special
kosher chef and have a truly Jewish meal.
At dinner that night, the first course is served and it is
matzo ball soup. George W. looks at the bowl, and after
learning what it is called he tells an aide that he can't eat
such a grossly named, strange-looking brew. The aide says that
Mr. Sharon will be insulted if he doesn't at least taste it.
Not wanting to ruffle any feathers, George W. gingerly lowers
his spoon into the bowl and ladles a piece of matzo ball and
some broth. He hesitates, then swallows -- and a grin appears
on his face. He digs right in and finishes the whole bowl.
"That was delicious," he says to Sharon. "Do the Jews eat any
other parts of the Matzo or just the balls?"