It’s not really my story, but it sounds better in first person

Posted by on Sep 4, 2008 in Uncategorized | 7 comments

I was talking to a friend of mine’s little girl the other day. I asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up and she replied, “I want to be President!” Both of her parents are liberal Democrats and were standing there. So then I asked her, “If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?” 

She replied, “I’d give houses to all the homeless people.” 

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

Since she is only 6, she thought that over for a few seconds. While her Mom glared at me, 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?” 

And I said, “Welcome to the Republican Party.”


  1. I can see this as being your story.

  2. Great “teachable moment” if I may use that phrase.

  3. Great story….I love it!

  4. AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Yea!!!!!!

    Perfect timing for me to read your post b/c I’m sitting here with the laptop watching McCain’s convention speech right this moment.

  6. Actually, you could only pay the homeless man $30. The other $20 is needed to pay FICA and other federal & state taxes. Oh, take another $5 for medical/dental benefits, and take $3 for the 401k, and $2 for union dues, and we are down to $20. Yep! That sounds about right!

  7. i loved this post kim! i read it aloud to two of my girlfriends at work and they wanted me to forward it to them so they could send it to their parents:)

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