When Ariel Sharon came to Washington for meetings with George W. and for a state dinner, Laura Bush decided to bring in a special Kosher chef and offer a truly Jewish meal. At the dinner that night, the first course served was matzo ball soup. George W. looked at it and after learning what it was called, he told an aide that he couldn't eat such a gross and strange-looking brew.
The aide told George W. that Mr. Sharon would be insulted if he doesn't, at least, taste it. Not wanting to cause any trouble (after all, he ate a sheep's eye in honor of Arab guests), George W. gingerly lowered his spoon into the bowl and retrieved a piece of matzoball and some broth.
He hesitated, then swallowed. A big grin appeared on his face. He discovered that he really liked it, so he proceeded to dig right in and finish the whole bowl. "That was delicious!" Bush said to Sharon. "Do you Jews eat any other part of the matzo, or just the balls?"