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An Interview with Political Symbols: Donkey and Elephant

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As the election season was cranking up, we took the opportunity to chat with two icons of politics: the Democratic donkey and the GOP’s elephant.
As one might expect, the interview quickly became a three-ring circus.

DT: What are the perks of being a political icon?
Elephant: In Delaware these days, there aren’t many. Last I checked, I think we still had the state auditor’s office, but that’s about it. And the pay is peanuts. I’m
thinking of going back to the circus or calling in a favor at the Brandywine Zoo.
Donkey: Let’s see, we’ve got the governor’s office, lieutenant governor,
the congressional delegation and we own Leg Hall. Plus, we hold a pretty solid advantage
in voter registration. Did I mention I’ll soon be starring in another “Shrek” movie?

DT: Who are some of your favorite local political figures?
Elephant: Well, because of recent years, I wish my memory wasn’t so sharp. I’ll say Pete du Pont was, and still is, a highlight. And, of course, Mike Castle.
Donkey: Christine O’Donnell.

DT: What about Joe Biden?
Donkey: Oh, yeah.

DT: What are some of the drawbacks of what you do?
Elephant: Well, having to make appearances like this with Eeyore is certainly one of them.
Donkey: Ditto, Dumbo.

DT: What does the “Delaware Way” mean to you?
Elephant: Can you turn off your recorder?
Donkey: If I told you I’d have to kill you.

DT: What’s been the craziest moment of the campaign so far?
Elephant: Tom Gordon running for New Castle County Executive—again.
Donkey: Dirty Harry chatting with an empty chair at the Republican National Convention. That made my day.

DT: Any parting shots?
Donkey: I’m just looking forward to another dominant day on Nov. 6. What do you think, my peanut-sucking friend?
Elephant: You’re an ass.

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