The Republicans have outdone themselves!
First, they gave us Larry Craig. As the Twin Cities and the GOP held their collective breath(s), Craig announced Thursday that he will not leave the Senate, guilty plea notwithstanding. This is absolutely splendid news for Democrats and for the Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP) International Airport tourism people. MSP has built up a cottage industry linked to Craig’s little tap dance in the loo. And just so you know? I've not yet been able to confirm that Craig will be autographing squares of toilet paper at the Republican convention in St. Paul a year hence. Stand by.
Which brings me to Republican giftie number two. Behold: The Logo. Click here for a better look at this artistic gem.
The wags at Crooks and Liars had some pretty funny reactions to the logo. Check ‘em out. My personal favorites:
- To me? It looks like a dead elephant that’s been thrown under the bus. See the tire tracks?
- Is it me, or does that elephant have a wide stance?
- The Republicans: Our tails are up our ASS in 2008!
- The GOP is killing irony.
- I think Dumbo looks stoned. Just saying.
Someone at Kos pointed out that apart from circus acts, the only time an elephant rises to its hind legs is to have sex. And apparently a starry eye is standard cartoon-speak for being knocked out. Thought you would appreciate this nuance update.
Meanwhile, the Republicans proudly announced that “the circular design features the silhouette of a triumphant elephant, a Party symbol dating back to 1874 . . . .
"Choosing our logo is another important milestone in planning the 2008 Republican National Convention," said convention President and Chief Executive Officer Maria Cino. "This design highlights the spirit of the Republican Party and it will adorn everything from the Xcel Energy Center to t-shirts and other souvenirs."
"By the time our convention is complete, this emblem - much like our Republican nominee and future President of the United States - will have been seen by millions around the world," RNC Co-Chairman and Convention Chairman Jo Ann Davidson said.
One can only hope.
And you thought I’ve been away, doing trivial things. Pfaw!