The Hot Air Balloon
Or the Difference between Democrats and Republicans
A man takes his fancy new hot air balloon out for a ride. After soaring over the countryside for an hour he realizes he is lost. After spotting a young girl on a farm below he descended and shouted, "Hey little girl, can you help me? I promised a friend an hour ago I would meet him, but I don't know where I am."
The young girl replies, "You are in a hot air balloon over my daddy's corn field making a racket and scaring the chickens!"
Peeved, the man says, "Your daddy must be a Republican."
"He is," says the girl, "but how did you know that?"
"Well," answers the man, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I still have no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I am still lost. You aren't being much help."
The girl below responds, "You must be a Democrat."
"I am," replies the man, "but how did you know?"
"Well," says the girl, "You're way up there full of hot air looking down on the world, you don't know where you're at and you don't know where you're going. You promised something to somebody you can't deliver on, and you were in this spot before we met but somehow your predicament is all my fault."
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