Ted Kennedy became an American hero by working an air-conditioned desk job that millions of others would have been delighted to do. His votes in the Senate were always ones that could be expected to help him get reelected by Massachusetts Democrats (taking an anti-war position would be a risk for a senator representing Texas, but not for one from Massachusetts). He spent a lot of time with attractive young women.
A friend’s Samoyed recently asked himself how he could serve his country. Inspired by Ted Kennedy, this hero dog decided that he would not work directly with the poor, who can be both smelly and unsightly. Nor would he give more than one percent of his Milk Bones to charity (source). He tried to get his paws on some other folks’ money and then spend it to help the poor, but lacking the power to tax (or opposable thumbs), he was unable to get the $$. Sammy also decided against serving in the U.S. military in a war zone. Finding both Senatorships in Massachusetts occupied by unassailable incumbents (despite the terrible hardship of the job, some American heroes are willing to serve multiple terms in the U.S. Senate), Sammy the Samoyed had only one remaining option in order to become like his hero Ted Kennedy. With a little help from the New England Patriots cheerleaders, this photo shows Sammy enduring the kind of hardships that made Ted Kennedy Barack Obama’s hero.
[Note: this is the same dog that drove up from Norfolk, VA with me back in 2005 (old posting).]