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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Huge orange flying boat rises off a lake / Thousand-year-old petroglyphs doing a double take / Pointing a finger at eternity / I'm sitting in the middle of this ecstasy
— Bruce Cockburn, Wondering Where the Lions Are
April 20, 2010
Sometimes Political Satire Can Go Too Far

I’m wiling to bet that if you asked the dog’s owner he’d claim this as an act of political protest of sorts. Something along the lines of “A dog could do as good a job as the politicians we’ve had” no doubt. Sometimes, however, you can take these things too far. Trying to register your dog as a candidate for mayor…yeah, that’s too far.

Dog ‘isn’t a person,’ can’t run for mayor of Clarington, Ont.
Posted: April 20, 2010, 1:15 AM by Kenyon Wallace

The municipality of Clarington, about 80 kilometres east of Toronto, says dogs aren’t welcome in local politics, after Genny, a three-year-old black Lab, was defeated in her bid to run for mayor.

Genny’s owner, Marven Whidden, says he tried to file election nomination papers for his friendly canine yesterday, but was told that Genny, pictured, “isn’t a person” so does not qualify to run under the municipal elections act. Mr. Whidden says he is contemplating putting together a petition or a letter-writing campaign to get Genny’s name on the ballot.

Posted by skooter at 12:02 PM This entry is filed under Politics.
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