Friday, January 11, 2008

Picking an ass for the convention

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There's no way I'm going to miss this:

Say what you will about Curtis Imrie, just don't insult his ass. It's patient, wise and nicknamed Mordecai.

Measuring 65 inches at the shoulder, people notice when Mordecai is out in public, but it will take more than size for Imrie's donkey to win over a panel of Democrats at this year's National Western.

The judges are only interested in the most beautiful and photogenic ass of the bunch as party mascot for the 2008 Democratic Convention.

"If people didn't vote for me, maybe they'll vote for my jackass," said Imrie, a two-time congressional candidate and donkey rancher from Buena Vista. "I can't help but think this is a natural fit and that I might have a donkey that could be that symbol of humility and humor."

The winning donkey will be selected by a panel of high-up Democrats, Ettleman said, and Gov. Bill Ritter and U.S. Rep. Mark Udall of Eldorado Springs have expressed interest in judging the competition.

The contest will take place at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26, in conjunction with the National Western's Mule and Donkey Show on Jan. 25-27. - Denver Post

I'd much rather pick an ass than watch another month of the primary catfights.