|Autumn, Detective Dog|
Wish I knew beforehand just how many feathers there would be to pluck when I started looking into the question of "Why did the chicken cross the road?"
Apparently the issue has gotten political over the decades since the question was first asked.
Below are some comments on the subject from noted government figures, past and present.
So, "Why did the chicken cross the road?"
Barack Obama, 44th/current President of the United States:
The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a change! The chicken wanted change! And I will give ALL Americans positive change if I can get the Republican Congress to do the right thing.
Pat Buchanan, political commentator:
To steal the job of a decent, hard working American chicken.
Sarah Palin, Republican politician:
Before the chicken got to the other side, I shot it, cleaned and dressed it, and had chicken burgers for lunch.
John McCain, Republican Senator:
That chicken crossed the road because it recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.
George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States:
We really don't care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either for us or against us. There is no middle ground here.
Dick Cheney, Vice President to George W. Bush:
What chicken? Where's my gun?
Saddam Hussein, known terrorist, during an interrogation session:
The chicken conducted an unprovoked act of rebellion and we were quite justified in dropping 50 tons of nerve gas on it.
A security guard at an undisclosed location:
Give me ten minutes with that chicken and I'll find out.
Fox Mulder, noted conspiracy theorist:
It was all a government cover up. What chicken? What road? What is it they don't want us to know?
Oliver Stone, film maker:
The question is not "Why did the chicken cross the road?" but rather: "Who was crossing the road at the same time whom we have overlooked in our haste to observe the chicken crossing?"
Believe it or not, there are a LOT more chicken comments (leftovers?) that I haven't posted but will next weekend. Meanwhile, have a great week and please be back here next weekend for more Sunday Funnies.-AtP.