Saturday, April 23, 2005

COM: Choice Political Comment of the Day

Via Susan Sander:

Dogs in Germany assist in "free speech"effort

Police in Germany are hunting pranksters who have been sticking miniature flag portraits of US President George W. Bush into piles of dog poo in public parks. Josef Oettl, parks administrator for Bayreuth, said: "This has been going on for about a year now, and there must be 2,000 to 3,000 piles of shit that have been claimed during that time." The incidents were originally believed to be some sort of protest against the US-led invasion of Iraq, but, when they continued, they were thought to be a protest against President George W. Bush's campaign for re-election. They're still going on, however, and the police say they are completely baffled as to who is to blame. "We have sent out extra patrols to try to catch whoever is doing this in the act," said police spokesman Reiner Kuechler. "But frankly," he continued, "we don't know what we'd do if we caught them red-handed." Legal experts say there is no law against using feces as a flag-stand and the Federal Constitution is vague on the issue.

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