A Harley rider is riding by the zoo in Washington , DC 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 to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.

The biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.

Whimpering from pain, the lion jumps back, letting go of the girl and the biker brings her to her terrified parents who thank him endlessly. A reporter has watched the whole event.

The reporter, addressing the Harley rider, says 'Sir, that was the bravest and most gallant thing I've ever seen a man do!'

The Harley rider replies, 'Why, it was nothing really. The lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger and acted as I felt right.'

The reporter says, 'Well, I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a journalist, you know, 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.' And the journalist leaves.

The following morning the biker buys the paper to see if it, indeed, brings news of his actions and there on the front page, reads: