Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Great example of politics...

You GOTTA read this... It's classic.

* A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like
so many others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal
Democrat, and was very much in favor of the redistribution of wealth.
**She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch
Republican, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that
she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she
felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to
keep what he thought should be his.
**One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to
higher taxes on the rich and the addition of more government welfare
programs. The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors
had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded by
asking how she was doing in school. Taken aback, she answered rather
haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to
maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and
was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like
other people she knew. She didn't even have time for a boyfriend, and
didn't really have many college friends because she spent all her time
**Her father listened and then asked, "How is you friend Audrey
doing?"** **She replied, "Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes
are easy classes, she never studies, and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She
is so popular on campus, college for her is a blast. She's always
invited to all the parties, and lots of times she doesn't even show up
for classes because she's too hung over."
**Her wise father asked his daughter, "Why don't you go to the
Dean's office and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your GPA and give it to
your friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA
and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA."
**The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily
fired back, "That wouldn't be fair! I have worked really hard for my
grades! I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey
has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked
my tail off!"
**The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, "Welcome to the
Republican Party."*


I was that little girl once. Wait.
Yes. Yes you were. But we cured you.
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