Can you imagine giving a speech, picking up a small dog, tucking it under your arm, and continuing on without missing a beat? U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado can do it . . .
This got us to thinking at WSYS: What are the best political accessories you can think of? Email us at email@example.com and tell us what you think.
Even Polis can take it a little far, though. In a commentary on CNN in September, he talked about his dog, Gia, and used her experience to highlight his own political agenda:
“Gia got stung by a bee on her paw this weekend, and we rushed her to the animal hospital. The vet was able to find the stinger and remove it, and she only limped for a day.
“But our nation will continue to limp until we remove the bee stinger of expensive foreign wars from the paw of our nation. We could fully fund health care reform and reduce the deficit with the costs of the expensive wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and we would still have enough left over to teach our undocumented immigrants English.”
What about nuclear disarmament and world peace? We’ll have to wait ’til Gia’s next adventure for the right metaphor.