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Friday, December 29, 2006


posted by on December 29 at 9:15 AM


After a contentious meeting late last night in, yes, a smoke-filled room (pot smoke, so it was legal), the authors of Slog have decided to throw our support to SQUIRREL! Squirrels were here on Capitol Hill long before Slog—hell, long before people were—and they’ll be here long after we’re dead and gone. If anyone deserves to win this election, it’s squirrel.

Click here to VOTE SQUIRREL!!!

The vote is currently tied—50/50, Slog/Squirrel. We can only have ties in soccer and, uh, Iraq (“We’re not winning but we’re not losing”), but not elections. A tie could throw this to the House—if you don’t want the likes of San Francisco liberal Nancy Pelosi or Taxachusetts’ Barney Frank making this decision for us, go vote squirrel!

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A voice of reason.

And yet we still don't allow the squirrels to right to open casinos.

Posted by matthew fisher wilder | December 29, 2006 9:28 AM

visiting slog this week is a nightmare come true, with all these goddamn squirrels everywhere.

but, man, you guys get the good weed.

Posted by kerri harrop | December 29, 2006 9:34 AM

This is some kind of reverse psychology trick!

Posted by hmph | December 29, 2006 9:50 AM

Just to be on the safe side, I've been voting Slog from work and Squirrels from home. Either way, I welcome my new overlords!

Posted by Levislade | December 29, 2006 9:53 AM

any catch the "Vote Squirrel '06" flyer hammertacked to the Stranger's front gate this AM? haha

Posted by co-worker | December 29, 2006 10:06 AM

Your goddamn spam filter gobbled up my SUPER OUTSTANDING squirr*l c*sino joke. Darn it.

Posted by Fnarf | December 29, 2006 10:09 AM

Actually there are two species of squirrel here in the Pacific Northwest, the red squirrel and the grey squirrel. The grey squirrel is a non-native east coast transplant, and far out-numbers the native red squirrel. In fact red squirrels are almost entirely absent from urban areas altogether as they have been pushed out by their bigger more agressive east coast cousins; you can basically assume that any squirrel you encounter is decendent from east coast bully blood and does not take precedence over the Stranger. Vote Stranger.

Posted by Morgan | December 29, 2006 10:16 AM

And the black squirrel is chopped liver?

Posted by matthew fisher wilder | December 29, 2006 10:44 AM

This is right up there with Gov. Gregoire's non-decision on the Viaduct as one of the most embarassing and blatant cop-outs of the year.

Squirrels don't need Slog's support! They already rule!

Posted by Explorer | December 29, 2006 11:08 AM

k. in the event of a tie the urban hunter should be locked in a dark closet, drunk and naked with a healthy smattering of peanut butter on his sack, with a squirrel that has been starved for a week. after an hour the winner should be self evident ;)

Posted by charles | December 29, 2006 11:08 AM

I used to have a teacher in Highschool that would rant about the transplanted grey squirels. In the right situation we could get him to waste 20 minutes of class time talking about grey squirels and how they were destroying the eco system.

I vote Slog!

Posted by Ryan Red | December 29, 2006 11:21 AM

Savage just knows that's he can't beat the squirrels, and so his tactic is to join them at the last minute to be able to claim victory.

Also see: NYT September 3rd, 2008 headline: "Bush swears allegiance to Allah, pledges to destroy American infidels, declares victory in war on terror"

Posted by john | December 29, 2006 11:22 AM

Enough with the rodents!!! Can't we just go back to all the hot pieces you put on the cover?

Posted by Seattle's Fairy Godfather | December 29, 2006 11:23 AM

I've only seen black squirrels in Vancouver, and then there are the white squirrels in the Midwest.

I hope the Stranger will soon publish an all-squirrel issue soon (maybe early April).

Posted by elswinger | December 29, 2006 11:24 AM

nice cop-out.

well, i guess it's too late to write in construction cranes.

Posted by chops | December 29, 2006 11:27 AM

The tie rages on. In the meantime, suggest a fitting championship prize.

We're leaning toward massive bag of nuts. BTW, we're *not* voting on the prize. No more polls this year!

Posted by j | December 29, 2006 11:27 AM

thinking the squirrels might win out, me and a friend of mine tried to get their representative's reaction:¤t=senatorsquirrel.flv

Posted by jackieoh | December 29, 2006 11:53 AM
Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | December 29, 2006 11:58 AM
Posted by charles | December 29, 2006 12:06 PM

Dan is a surrender monkey.

Posted by artlover | December 29, 2006 3:47 PM

Yes, I agree that this is a lily-livered cop-out! Now when you loose the election you will just say, "well, we let them have it." If you win, you'll say, "Wow, even when WE endorsed the squirrels we won! We must be so great!"

Posted by Jude Fawley | December 29, 2006 7:44 PM

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