Kerry and Edwards are taking a stroll around Capitol Hill when he meets a little girl carrying a small basket with a blanket over it. Curiously, Kerry asks the girl, "What's in the basket?" She replies, "New baby kittens," and she opens the basket to show him. "How nice" says Kerry. "What kind are they?" The little girl says, "Democrats." Kerry smiles and pats the little girl on the head, and they continue on. About three weeks later, Kerry, with another Congressional colleague, is taking his walk around Capitol Hill when he sees the same little girl again with the same basket. Kerry says to his colleague, "Watch this; it's very cute" and they approach the little girl. Kerry asks the girl, "How are the kittens?" She says, "Fine." He then asks, "Again,what kind of kittens are they?" This time she replies, "Republicans." Somewhat abashed, Kerry says, "Three weeks ago you said they were Democrats!" "I know," she says, "But now their eyes are open."