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bijou
12-19-2008, 08:47 AM
The dog-eat-dog world of Illinois politics has a new gubernatorial candidate to get tongues and tails wagging: a 14-year-old deaf border collie.

A California family has launched an Internet campaign touting its beloved pet, Scuba, as an ideal replacement for Gov. Rod Blagojevich following his arrest last week on corruption charges. Scuba's owners described the dog as "incredibly smart, practical, amusing to play with ... and skilled at herding cows."

"Can Scuba do any worse than Gov. Rod Blagojevich?" asked owner Michael Sunday. Sunday, a financial counselor, says he launched his dog's cyber-candidacy as a farcical protest against political corruption. After reading about some of the most serious charges against Blagojevich, he thought even Scuba—who lost his hearing to old age and also deals with bothersome cataracts — could do a better job of running Illinois.

After all, the spirited border collie sees no evil, speaks no evil and hears no evil.

"He's not going to do any damage," Sunday said. "No one can bribe him."link (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-talk-colliedec17,0,4743079.story)

Perhaps Gingersnap can arrange for some valuable out-of-state endorsements. :D

asdf2231
12-19-2008, 02:58 PM
It's not like he could do a worse job or pee on the carpet more...