Friday, November 18, 2005

Gobble the Vote

Yes. That was the heading on the White House webpage today. "Gobble the Vote." It turned out to refer to the annual White House turkey ceremony, rather than to any nefarious plans for new electronic voting machines. Visitors to the site can choose between "Democracy and Freedom, " "Blessing and Bounty," "Marshmallow and Yam," "Wattle and Snood," and "Corn and Maize" as monikers for the national bird. Now I hope "Democracy and Freedom" won't be cooked and eaten, since that's always the one I always cast my vote for. Probably the traditional "pardon" will be granted. This year the lucky bird and its "alternate" won't retire to "Frying Pan Park," the historic home for the White House gaggle. They will be going to the Disneyland Park in Anaheim where they will stay "the remainder of their natural lives."



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