A biker is riding by the zoo, when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's cage.
Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside the cage, as her terrified, parents watch helplessly.
The biker jumps off his bike, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back, letting go of the girl, and
the biker brings her to her terrified
parents, who thank him endlessly. A New York Times reporter has watched the whole incident. The reporter says, Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I saw a man do in
my whole life. The biker replies, Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars.
I just saw this little kid in danger, and acted accordingly. The reporter says, Well, I'm a journalist from the New York Times, and
tomorrow's paper will have this story on the front page... So, what do you do for a living and what political affiliation do you have?
The biker replies, I'm a U.S. Marine and a Republican.
The following morning the biker buys The New York Times to see if it indeed had news of his deed and reads, on the front page:
U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH