Courting the goat vote…
Blog Guy, with the 2012 presidential campaign now underway, I’m surprised nobody is covering the goat angle.
Are goats interested in the issues?
Are they! You go to any candidate’s events in New Hampshire these days, and you’ll find the goats bleating about something or other.
Four years ago they went for Obama, but this time around they’re listening to the Republican candidates and ruminating.
Ruminating, huh? You’re enjoying this, aren’t you? Do they tend to vote as a group?
You think they’ll end up backing Obama again in 2012?
They probably will. Some pundits already consider it a feta compli.
Feta, huh? As in the goat cheese? I can’t take any more of this, Blog Guy. How did you get to be so well-informed on goat politics, anyway?
I have lots of goatherd friends, and they often come by my office with their goats. If I’m not busy, they can stay.
And if you are busy?
I tell ‘em to get the flock out of here.
Top: Republican presidential candidate and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman (R) talks to Bill Higgins, with his goat Izak, before a town hall meeting campaign stop in Dover, New Hampshire October 30, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Left: Izak the goat chews on a campaign sign outside a town hall meeting in Dover, New Hampshire October 30, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Bottom left: Binxx the goat wears a sign supporting U.S. Democratic Party Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama outside the Rochester Opera House in New Hampshire, January 7, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed