In Ecuador, they were going to have a donkey run for the legislature, but unfortunately the Ecuadorian election officials will not allow it. I read about the story from AP.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) – The demand of dozens of citizens has been denied in the Ecuadorean city of Guayaquil: There will be no jackass running for the legislature.
At least 40 people paraded their candidate through the city’s streets to the electoral council offices. Mr. Burro even wore a tie. But officials refused to even let them in the door on Thursday, even though backers had dummied up a mock voter registration card showing the candidate’s photo superimposed on a man wearing a business suit.
Donkey backer Daniel Molina told local television stations the goal was to call voters’ attention to the seriousness of the February election, not to insult any party.
I don’t know what the problem was. Here in the US, we have been electing jackasses to office for years.
- Ecuador officials reject donkey as candidate (news.yahoo.com)
- Ecuador officials reject donkey as candidate (metronews.ca)
- No jackasses allowed in politics: Donkey can’t run in election, says city in Equador (news.nationalpost.com)