One of the comments on the Andrew Bolt blog that is priceless:
Recently, while I was working in the flower beds in the front yard my neighbours stopped to chat as they returned home from walking their dog.
During our friendly conversation, I asked the twelve year old daughter what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be Prime Minister one day.
Both the parents-Socialist Labor- were standing there, so I asked her, “If you were Prime Minister what would be the first thing you would do”
She replied “I’d give food and houses to all the homeless people”
Her parents beamed with pride.
“Wow!, what a worthy goal” I said “But you don’t have to wait until you are Prime Minister to do that” I told her.
“What do you mean?” she asked.
So I told her, “You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and trim the hedge, and I’ll pay you $100. Then you can go over to the supermarket where the homeless chap hangs out, and you can give him the $100 to use toward food and go toward finding a home.
She thought for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked,” Why doesn’t the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can pay him the $100’
I said “Welcome to The Liberal Party” (Conservative Party in Australia – LL)
Her parents no longer speak to me.