April 7, 2008
Contributed by a Concerned Citizen
Little Suzy had a box of very small kittens that she was trying to give away, so she placed them out on the street corner with a sign "Free Kittens" next to them.
Suddenly a big line of big black cars came up the street with several policemen on motorcycles in front. The cars all stopped and a tall man, with big ears, stepped out of the largest car, a Mercedes limousine.
"Hi, little girl, what do you have there in the box?" he asked.
"Kittens!" Little Suzy said. "They're small, and their eyes aren't open yet."
"What kind of kittens are they?" he asked.
"Democrats," said Little Suzy.
The tall man, who was none other than Senator Obama, smiled and returned to his car and they all drove away. Sensing a good photo opportunity, Senator Obama called his campaign manager and told him about the little girl and the kittens. Together, they planned that they would return the next day, have all the media there and tell everyone all over America about these great little kittens.
The next day, Little Suzy is back --standing on the corner with her box of kittens with the "Free Kittens" sign on it and, again, the big motorcade of black cars pulled up, this time with all the vans and trucks from ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and five New York Times reporters. Everyone had cameras at the ready and then, Sen. Obama got out of his limo and walked up to Little Suzy.
"Hi there, remember me? Don't be frightened," he said, "I just want you to tell all these nice news people what kind of kittens you're giving away today."
Taken by complete surprise, Sen. Obama said, "But yesterday, you told me that they were Democrats."
Little Suzy says, "Yes, sir, I know. But today, they have their eyes open."