Wednesday, November 03, 2004

 

Damn Dog!

The Kentucky Post: "A black Labrador Retriever pulled ahead at the last minute and swept the mayoral race in Rabbit Hash.
All week long, Higgins the donkey was leading the race, but Junior Cochran, the dog, got a 1,000-vote boost in the last 20 minutes of voting.
'Higgins thought he would be mayor,' said Higgins' owner and Rabbit Hash Historical Society president Don Clare. 'When I came home I told him he was. I didn't burst his bubble.'
The mayoral race, with 14 candidates, including a pig, turtle and several other dogs, captured the attention of CNN and local TV stations. The purpose of the race is to raise money for the historical society.
The rules in the election were simple: you cast your vote by giving a dollar to the candidate of your choice and you can vote as many times as you like.
Clare said the election raised about $8,300 to be used for maintenance and repairs in the town, which was placed on the national historic registry two years ago.
Junior hasn't really specified his priorities for office, except that 'he wants to pee on all the tires,' Clare said.
Junior is replacing Goofy the dog, who had to be euthanized.
The second-place finisher was Rudy, a Britney Spaniel. Lulu the pig conceded early because she had to eat.
'She was going to have a dog roast tonight (if she won), but that didn't happen,' Clare said.
Fraud was a minor issue in the race, with someone slipping Australian currency in for votes for Higgins.
'Our system is pretty failsafe,' he said. 'I think the whole country could learn from that.'"

I still believe Lulu won. I'll try not to be bitter.

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