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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

About The Hummingbird and the Elephant


The Hummingbird and the Elephant was the first story I ever did for Daily Kos. The original is now buried deep in the depths of the Daily Kos archives, but if you want to see it for some reason, you can go to the Diaries page and search for "The Hummingbird and the Elephant." It'll take a while to come up.

Earene over at KSER tells this story every few weeks at the end of Global Griot. She tells it that she's driving through Everett to get to the studio when suddenly she sees an elephant right there in the middle of town. She drives a big gray van which if you aren't really paying attention might sort of look like an elephant, so she figures she can get up close and be camouflaged . . . and on the story goes.

When I first posted this it was two weeks before the 2004 Presidential election. The point at that time was to encourage people to get out and work to get His Nibs out of office, not to sit back and gripe because things looked like they were going so badly or sit back and relax because things looked like they were going so well. Well, we all know how well that turned out . . . but still, the effort was worth it. Hopefully it will turn out to have been a good dry run for the 2006 and 2008 elections.

Note: This story has been edited slightly from the version published on Daily Kos.


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