Last week a Harley-Davidson motorcyle rider who really looked like a sterotypical “biker” was at the zoo when he saw a little girl leaning into a lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabbed her by the cuff of her jacket and tried to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.
The biker jumped into the cage and hit the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain, the lion jumped back, letting go of the girl, and the biker brought her to her terrified parents, who thanked him endlessly.
A reporter from the The New York Times was at the zoo, and he had watched the whole event and approached the biker.
The reporter said, “Sir, this was the most brave and gallant thing I saw a man do in my whole life.”
The biker replied, “Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and I just acted instinctively.”
The reporter said, “Well, I’m a journalist from The New York Times, and tomorrow’s paper will have this story on the front page… Among the many questions he asked the biker, he asked, “What do you do for a living and what political party do you most identify with?”
The biker replied, “I’m a U.S. Marine and I am a Republican.”
The following morning the biker bought The New York Times to see if it indeed brought news of his actions, and reads, on the front page: U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH!