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Saturday, May 03, 2008

Internet Lore...Or Fact? HMMMM

I'm reminded of the time that little Catherine, the daughter of friends, told me that she wanted to be President one day.

Both of her parents, liberal democrats, were standing there with us and I asked Catherine, "If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?"

Catherine replied "I would give houses to all the homeless people."

"Wow - what a worthy goal you have there, Catherine." I told her, "You don't have to wait until you're President to do that. You can come over to my house and clean up all the dog poop in the back yard and I will pay you $5 dollars. Then we can go over to the grocery store where the homeless man hangs out, and you can give him the $5 dollars to use for a new house."

Catherine (who was about 4) thought that over for a second, while her mom looked at me seething, and Catherine replied, "Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and clean up the dog poop and you can pay him the $5 dollars?"

Welcome to the Republican Party, Catherine.


Anonymous said...

Don't be so sure it doesn't need an explanation - Liberal legislators probably still don't get it. Look, they pass minimum wage increases like it is simply a matter of charitable generosity unrelated to ability to pay.

mongoose said...

My kids loved that one! They can use it at school as a very brief, and understandable synopsis! Thank!