A little girl in our neighborhood named Catherine, 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, while both parents beamed, ‘but, you don’t have to wait until you’re President to help homeless people. You can come over to my house and clean up all of 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 guy 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, and then replied, ‘Why doesn’t the homeless guy come over and clean up the dog poop himself, and you can pay him the $5 dollars?’
I said, ‘Welcome to the Republican Party, Catherine.’ As her befudled parents looked on.