Friday, June 09, 2006


Howdy, folks. I'm Mrs. Peel, another guest blogger RWS has recruited. I'm from Texas and a recent graduate of Texas A&M, where I studied engineering, and I currently work as an electrical engineer.

Let's kick things off by reading about how Democrats are like monkeys.

But that's such a broad topic, you might say. So many possibilities, you think.

Ah, but this news story tells all:

Republican U.S. Rep. Marilyn Musgrave's re-election campaign was already heated, and it just got smelly as well: Her staff accused a Democratic activist Thursday of leaving an envelope full of dog feces at Musgrave's Greeley [Colorado] office.

Musgrave spokesman Shaun Kenney said someone stuffed the envelope through the mail slot in the door on May 31 and then sped away in a car. Kenney said most of the preprinted return address was blacked out, but staffers used the nine-digit ZIP code to trace it to Kathleen Ensz, a Weld County Democratic volunteer.

Ensz told The Associated Press she left the envelope at Musgrave's office but said it "wasn't in the office doors, it was in the foyer." Asked what she meant by the act, she declined comment.
A "Weld County Democratic volunteer," huh? So, just a random loony who happens to ally herself with the Dems? Just like all the random loonies the Republicans have campaigning for them, right?

Check the last paragraph of the article.
[Democratic opponent Paccione's spokesman James] Thompson said Ensz, vice chairwoman of a state Senate district committee for the county Democratic Party, has no formal ties to the Paccione campaign. [Emphasis added.]
Thanks to Dafydd at Big Lizards for the article and the monkeys comparison.

So, is an envelope full of dog feces considered political speech? And what kind of feces? Are we talking, like, expensive purebred Yorkshire terrier feces, or was this a big ol' mutt's daily dump, complete with worms? Was there a fee paid for the acquisition of the feces, and if so, can the, er, lady, claim it on her expense form?

I think Mr. McCain may have to revise his campaign finance law.