The President said, "I had a dream and they tell me you are the only one who can iterpretet dreams"
"Yes" said Gordon Brown" the son of the manse, turned Chancellor, turned Prime Minister of Great Britain. "So Obama, what did you dream about?"
"Well Gordon, I was standing on the Potomac when I saw ten bankers, fat and sleek, smoking havana cigars in their pin striped suits. Then on the other bank I saw ten bank clerks thin and wearing rags. Can you tell me what this means?"
"Och aye! Nae problem", said Gordon. "You see we've all had ten good years with the price of property going up, free borrowing and bonuses for all in the money game."
"Yup, same over here Gordon"
"Aye but its goin' tae be a hard time ahead. There will be a World Recession."
"But doesn't that mean lower gas prices?"
"Aye gass, as you call it, will come down but Jobs will go down too."
"Any advice then Gordon?"
"Aye for you Obama, the next eight years will be a hard slog but it will get better after that"
"But I have to retire after eight years!"
"Mmmm....but I'll still be Prime Minister .......so I'll make you Governor of the Bank of England?"
"Won't it be difficult for a foreigner coming to take over the Bank of England."
"Listen Obama, I'm a Scot. They hate me in England. You will have the Black vote, your father was a British Commonwealth citizen and we always love the under dog. I tell you eight years of tightening the belt then the job's yours".