Politics Explained

A little boy goes to his dad and asks, ‘What is Politics?’

Dad says, ‘Well son, let me try to explain it this way: I am the head of the family, so call me The Prime Minister.

Your mother is the administrator of the money, so we call her the Government. We are here to take care of your needs, so we will call you the People. The housekeeper, we will consider her the Working Class. And your baby brother, we will call him the Future. Now think about that and see if it makes sense.’

So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has said.

Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him.
He finds that the baby has severely soiled his nappy. So the little boy goes to his parent’s room and finds his mother asleep.

Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny’s room. Finding the door locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the housekeeper. He gives up and goes back to bed.
The next morning, the little boy says to his father, ‘Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now.’

The father says, ‘Good, son, tell me in your own words what you think politics is all about.’
The little boy replies, ‘The Prime Minister is screwing the Working Class while the Government is sound asleep. The People are being ignored and the Future is in deep sh*t.’


8 Responses

  1. A little boy can describe Politics better than we do 🙂

  2. Still doesn’t explain Malcolm and the Libs at the moment though (or is that what has soiling The Future 😉 )

  3. A perfect observation of the Howard government.

  4. Five stars!

    Caney, on April 9th, 2009 at 8:06 am Said:
    A perfect observation of the Howard government.

    ALL governments, these days, I’m afraid, Caney…

  5. And I actually got it from an Irish friend who used it to describe the Taoiseach and government.

  6. joni here is a whole library of ‘political jokes’ including the one you cite.


  7. What if it’s the economic team screwing the people?…going by yer analogy joni are they then Dad’s mates drunk on profit & acting like it’s a “boy’s club”…acting like some kind of secret fraternity?…and is Daddy Obama too busy, spending too many late nights up & overseas to realise his mates are screwing the public?…isn’t that negligence?…even if Dad is trying to do his best:

    April 8, 2009

    The Intoxication of Larry Summers
    Changing the Rules of the Blame Game

    Which brings us to Larry Summers. Over the weekend, the White House released financial disclosure reports revealing that Summers, director of the National Economic Council, received $5.2 million last year working for a $30 billion hedge fund. He made another $2.7 million in lecture fees, including cash from such recent beneficiaries of taxpayer generosity as Citigroup, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs. The now defunct financial services giant Lehman Brothers handsomely purchased his pearls of wisdom, too.

    Reading stories about Summers and Wall Street you realize the man was intoxicated by the exotic witches’ brew of derivatives and other financial legerdemain that got us into such a fine mess in the first place. Yet here he is, serving as gatekeeper of the information and analysis going to President Obama on the current collapse.

    more here:



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