Monday, December 29, 2003

Political Airheads
Thinking about the "inflate-a-mate" figures that people put out on their lawns this Christmas season (no, I do not have a blowup doll fetish if that's what you are thinking), I wondered whether politics could stand to benefit from utilizing this display of lawn ornamentation. Rather than expressing support for a political candidate by putting up a sign of the candidate's name, people could instead put up an oversized, illuminated, inflate-a-mate done up in the likeness of their particular candidate of choice. For example, people could blow up a Dean doll and stake him to their front lawn, a Kerry doll (with characteristic oversized head), or a Kucinich doll outfitted with a low wattage bulb. Displays like this could revolutionize and revitalize politics.


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