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Presidents and Their Mothers

The Puzzler


RAY: And I did give a hint that my teenage son, who is a brilliant student...

TOM: Yeah.

RAY: Did not know the answer. Did not get it, because it's out of his time frame.

TOM: Yeah.

RAY: And the answer is: Woodrow Wilson. Not because...

TOM: She didn't like him.

RAY: Woody's mother didn't like him. It's--believe it or not, for all you youngsters out there--until 1920, women were not allowed to vote in this country.

TOM: No!

RAY: And because Wilson's term ended before women had the right to vote, she could not have legally voted for her own son.

TOM: 1920?

RAY: 1920, I believe, is when women, yes, got the right to vote.

TOM: 1920! What barbarians! I mean, what kind of a democracy is this? All men are created equal, but not women!

RAY: Well, and that's exactly what the Constitution said: "All men."

TOM: All men. It said that. And it's specific. Parenthesis: (Not women.) Hey, Mabel! Where do you think you're going?

RAY: Who's our winner this week?

TOM: Wow! The winner is Lu Shirley. Mmm. And only judging from their handwriting, reading Lu--L-U--is female.

RAY: Oh, yeah. For, like, Lulu.

TOM: Lulu, yeah. She's from either Papillon or Papillon, Nebraska.

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