During a neighborhood party, Joe got into an argument with his neighbor, about presidential politics. Finally, the neighbor asked me why Joe was such a dedicated Republican. Joe told him that his father and grandfather were both Republicans and he was carrying on the family tradition. ''That's it?'' said the exasperated neighbor. ''What if your father and grandfather had been horse thieves?'' ''Well...'' Joe replied, ''I suppose then I'd be a Democrat like you.''