Monday, October 16, 2006

Doggone It! D-I-H Uncovers "Lab-Gate" in Minnesota

The displaced NY native, Desperate Irish Housewife, who when she isn't doing house and yard maintenance, entering contests in which she loses, raising a child and writing her eponymous blog, apparently during the election seasons around here (although this might be her first here) scours the countryside (and newspaper ads) for sculldoggery. I think she's found it this time.

Last Friday the local rag published a piece on how the two gubernatorial candidates are reaching out to hunters. Both the candidates say they are hunters themselves and wanted the support of their fellow woodsmen.

The paper published two photos. Top pic: Democratic candidate, sitting on the grass, his arm around a magnificent yellow labrador retriever. The Lab was ID'd as his dog, "Laddy". I mean a gorgeous dog. Big, wide head, perfect coat, gentle dark eyes, at least 100 pounds. Perfect. Almost made me want to vote for the guy.

Bottom pic: Republican guy in a silly hat, brandishing a rifle behind a dead deer.

Tbe message is clear, right? Democrat hunters are dog-lovers, Republican ones are deer killers.

Even for such a rabidly Dem paper as the local rag, DIH thought this was a bit of a stinker. But that's politics.

So I open the Sunday paper and what do I find? [...snip] You'll have to go to her place to find out!

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