Chicken costumes banned at Nevada polling places

"Before there's a solution, there was a problem", I guess:
State election officials on Friday added chicken suits to the list of banned items after weeks of ridicule directed at Republican Senate candidate Sue Lowden.

The millionaire casino executive and former beauty queen recently suggested that people barter with doctors for medical care, like when "our grandparents would bring a chicken to the doctor." Democrats responded by setting up a website, "Chickens for Checkups," and by sending volunteers in chicken suits to her campaign events.

Under the new rule, chicken costumes will be banned along with political buttons, shirts, hats and signs within 100 feet of polling places.

Washoe County Registrar of Voters Dan Burk said such a costume would be an "inappropriate and obvious" advocacy message against Lowden.

Lowden campaign manager Robert Uithoven [pictured at right] hailed the decision.

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7 Responses:

  1. strspn says:

    The Ninth Circuit should demand an exception for cute poll workers with Holstein face-paint.

  2. You totally left out the part where they twisted the knife:

    "...we respect the decision that has been made by election officials," [Reid spokesman Jon Summers] said. "I certainly can understand why that would be a sensitive issue for her since she has been called out on her concept of bartering chickens for checkups."

  3. edlang says:

    The order was given to turn cows to whoppers
    Enforced by the might of ten thousand coppers
    But on the horizon surrounding the shoppers
    Came the deafening roar of chickens in choppers!

  4. bifrosty2k says:

    Mmmm, chicken...

  5. baconmonkey says:

    It took some time to find prices on Whole Chickens. The first number I found is not perfectly reliable, but this link says "whole rotisserie chickens at Whole Foods cost $7.99".

    I went to the cheapest (only?) cash clinic I could find for a strep test. all total is set me back about $110. Think how much easier it would have been if I had just brought down 14 chickens for the doctor.