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  • Duck Cheney

       April 09, 2005

    Yesterday, we reported in the Daily Links section that the Secret Service was providing protection for one lucky (?) ducky in front of the Treasury building here in D.C. Today, I braved the mean streets of Foggy Bottom to get a few firsthand pics.

    Click on any picture for a full-sized version.

    Someone was nice enough to create the above full-color laminated sign for Mr. Ducky - it's sure a nice change from the previous sign, don't you think? Quite.

    As you can see from the above pic, the duck took up nesting in a mulch pile on the newly renovated Pennsylvania Ave., right in front of the Treasury Building, which is right next to the White House. Tens of thousands of tourists pass by this duck every day, making her what I'm sure is the most-seen non-cartoon duck in the world.

    The duck is less than thrilled with all of the attention. Or maybe she is turning her back on and scowling at....

    (special bonus pic)

    ...these White House protesters! Funny - when I stopped to take their picture they were more than happy to pose, and they even shouted words of solidarity to me as I walked away. I turned to my companion and asked (quite loudly) "What in the world makes them think that I'm not going to use this picture to make fun of them?"

    OK, so here they are at 1600 Transylvania Ave, dressed as the President, the Vice President, the First Lady, and a trashy looking skank. One sign says "Blood For Oil." Sure, makes sense, right? We're on Transylvania Ave, Dracula lived in Transylvania, Dracula really liked blood, Bush really likes blood, err, no, wait, he likes the oil, doesn't he? Hmmm.... they have Bush trading blood away to get oil. I doubt Dracula would approve of that. Maybe it doesn't make sense after all.....

    For the life of me, I'll never understand protesters. And it looks like Duck Cheney agrees.

    Posted by jkhat at April 9, 2005 11:33 PM

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    #  April 10th, 2005 1:19 AM      james
    The other sign is just plain lame - it says "Bush and Rumsfeld DeLegating torture." OK, no one in their little group is even dressed up as Rumsfeld. Why did they choose have their fourth go with the biker-skank look instead of having her pull a Rummy mask over her ugly mug? That's just poor planning, if you ask me. And a little bit lazy, to boot. And why in the heck s that "L" capitalized? Is is supposed to be some less-than-clever jab at Tom Delay? i still dont get it.  
    #  April 10th, 2005 8:32 AM      kris
    Am I wrong in thinking that DC has a ton of perpetual protestors? While there's a lot wrong in the world, do they really think they're doing any good? I think they're just very unhappy. Maybe if they spent a couple of Saturdays playing frisbee, eating ice cream or drinking beer (or all the above) they wouldn't find so much to protest.

    I meant to bring a camera with me yesterday so we could do a compare/contrast between DC and Madison. We were up and down State St. and at the Union Terrace all day. I didn't see a single protestor. I think when it's a beautiful Saturday in April (after a long, long winter) people are just too busy being happy ;-)  
    #  April 10th, 2005 9:22 AM      Laura
    Those protesters must be the amateurs. When you want something done right, hire a professional.  



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