Nevada election officials have banned wearing chicken suits at polling places because of their "inappropriate" political message. The problem started in April, when Harry Reid's potential Republican challenger Sue Lowden infamously suggested that people barter for health care with chickens like "our grandparents" who "would bring a chicken to the doctor" as payment. Mocking her remarks, Reid supporters began to wear the avian costumes at Lowden events. The new ban on poultry garb, which both candidates soberly support, is only fair, says Beth Shaw at Right Pundits, since wearing a chicken suit in Nevada equates with "displaying campaign signs near polling places. Maybe so, says Kathleen Hennessey in The Swamp, but I can't help but laugh at the thought of Nevada Dems "sadly packing away their Election Day chicken suits." Watch a Rachel Maddow report on this important decision:
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Don't wear one of these to vote in Nevada.
May 26, 2010
of The Week magazine.