A Kindergarten teacher in Wentworth, in Sydney, is explaining to her class that she is a Liberal and how nice it is that a new Liberal Prime Minister has taken office. Especially since he is the Member for Wentworth.
She asks her students to raise their hands if they, too, are Liberals and support Malcolm Turnbull.
Everyone in class raises their hands except one little girl.
“Mary,” asks the teacher with surprise, “why didn’t you raise your hand?”
“Because I’m not a Liberal,” says Mary.
“Well, what are you?” asks the teacher.
“I’m a Green and proud of it,” replies the little girl.
The teacher cannot believe her ears. “My goodness, Mary, why are you a Green?” she asks.
“Well, my mother and father are Greens, so I’m a Green, too.”
“Well,” says the teacher in an annoyed tone, “that’s no reason for you to be a Green. You don’t always have to be like your parents. What if your mother was a criminal and your father was a criminal, too, what would you be then?”
Mary smiled. “Then we’d be Liberals.”