Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day surprise

WASHINGTON (AP) -- There was no "October surprise" to shake up the presidential race, but a possible bombshell has landed on Election Day.

U.S. counterterrierism officials said early Tuesday that they are investigating a possible link between enigmatic canine cleric Ayatollah Mugsy and the radical Garden Gnome Liberation Front. The organization, based in France, claims members in numerous countries and advocates an end to "oppressive gardening practices." Rumors of a link between the gnome group and Ayatollah Mugsy gained momentum after the spiritual guide for Pug Life Ministries was spotted wearing a gnome costume to a Pug-O-Ween celebration in Arlington, Texas, possibly in a show of solidarity with his fellow radicals.

"This revelation could have a significant impact on the presidential race," said John Fellows, a professor of political science at Georgetown University. "But it is not clear which of the two major campaigns would be most affected. Ayatollah Mugsy was once a guest speaker at Democratic hopeful Barack Obama's church, along with pastor and amateur comedian Michael Pfleger. But Mugsy also reportedly took part in a casting-out-of-witches ceremony at [GOP vice presidential candidate] Sarah Palin's church in Wasilla, Alaska."

Fellows said that voters' decisions may come down to where they stand on the issue of gnomes' rights, always a touchy subject.

"It is really the third rail of American politics," Fellows said.


Anonymous said...

It's disheartening when social conservatives try to make gnome marriage a wedge issue.

Lucy said...

But the GGLF is a French Organization? Are they going to surrender and hang you out to dry at the first sign of trouble Mugsy?

sarah s. said...

Forget politics. As a dental hygienist, I must say your pearly whites are most impressive.

Anonymous said...

I am most curious, if you can only choose 1 party, which would it be ?
Repuglican or Democat ? :-D


LemonySarah said...

Free the gnomes! Free the gnomes!

Nan and B.A.G.S. the pug said...

My husband. Isn;t that from Harry Potter? Oh wait that was the elves.\

no matter - you are still SEXY.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Stay strong, Anonymous One. I have faith that you will someday be able to marry the gnome you desire.

I cannot confirm nor deny any involvement with the GGLF, Lucy.

Thank you, Sarah S. The veterinarian says the same thing. I attribute my pearly whites to ample chewing.

I try to stay above the partisan fray, Z. Instead, I strive for a world with single-party rule. With myself as the party leader.

Well said, Lemony Sarah.

Thank you, Aine.