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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Does This Mean Smith is Roadkill?

Wausau's annual Possum Festival (unofficial motto: It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken) has become a rite of passage for gubernatorial candidates, with possum cooked many ways, arts and crafts, games and music.

Noticeably absent this year was state Sen. Rod Smith, of Alachua, one of the three main Dems running to fill the seat Jebbo will vacate next year.

Come on, Rod, you gotta eat some possum to get Panhandle residents to vote for you. This is a crucial issue to them, right behind gay marriage and raising Terri Schiavo from the dead.

You have one more chance before the 2006 primary. Don't screw it up.


Anonymous Chandler Otis said...

Mmmm... possum!

Out of curiosity, do the Whiteheads (the family that runs the sheriff's dept. in Union county) still have the famous barbecue that features chitlins? This used to be an important political gathering in North Florida.

7:19 AM

Blogger Colin Whitworth said...

Come on, Chandler, you're making me ill. Intestines? As a feature meal? Are these people zombies?

I admit to having eaten all sorts of creature -- snake, gator, possum, squirrel, boar, deer, rabbit and of course the more common animals. There's an annual dinner called the Beast Feast that one of the UF wildlife groups hosts, and I went a couple of times about a decade ago. People bring dishes made with wild animals, such as curried squirrel.

But chitlins?

8:51 AM

Blogger Tyler said...

Hopefully Smith isn't roadkill. He has the best chance of winning the state if he could just get his name out there.

6:46 PM

Blogger Colin Whitworth said...

I'm not sure Smith winning is a good thing. On social issues, yes, but on the environment, no.

11:00 PM


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