Feb 102010

Another cute little life lesson received via email:

I recently asked my friend’s little  twelve year old girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. She  said she wanted to be President some day.

Both of her  parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, ‘If you were President what would be the first thing you would  do?’

She replied, ‘I’d give food and houses to all the homeless  people.’ Her parents beamed.

‘Wow…what a  worthy goal’ I told her, ‘But you don’t have to wait until you’re  President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow the  lawn, pull weeds, and sweep my yard, and I’ll pay you $50. Then I’ll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy  hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a  new house.’

She thought that over for a few seconds, then she  looked me straight in the eye and asked, ‘Why doesn’t the homeless  guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the  $50?’

I said, ‘Welcome to the Republican  Party.’

Her parents still aren’t speaking to  me.