Oh Irony, How Do We Love Thee?

There’s a nice little story at The Denver Post blog “The Spot” today about Republican Senate candidate Jane Norton adopting a dog she came across on the campaign trail. The story makes for a neat little tidbit for the Norton campaign…until Norton decides to talk about it:

Norton got the call on Monday that Akaya had no home. She called her husband and asked if it was OK to keep it. They already have a Blue Heeler named Yazzi – also a rescued pooch.

“He asked how big it was,” said Norton, tensing her shoulders a bit. “I told him 120 pounds … He’s on a business trip so maybe by the time he gets back he’ll get used to it.”

Ron McGuffee brought Akaya to Denver Wednesday night and Norton was united with her new Western Slope friend.

She is thinking about renaming him, maybe Kemp after former vice presidential hopeful Jack Kemp. [Pols emphasis] Or Monte – after Montrose County.

Look, Jack Kemp is certainly a respectable politician, but we got a chuckle out of the idea that Norton would name a dog after the 1996 running mate of Republican Presidential candidate Bob Dole, who, of course, lost the Election to Bill Clinton in a race that was never really in danger of being close. Nothing quite inspires confidence among Republicans like the name Jack Kemp!  

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  1. Ralphie says:

    She adopted an abandoned dog that needed a home.  Been there, done that five times.  God bless her.

    She can name the dog “Rush” if she wants.  The dog has won the lottery.

    • Middle of the Road says:

      Dogs that size are so tough to place in a good home and it sounds like he lived in a bad situation, considering the former owner dumped him. He’s hit the jackpot finding someone like her. Who cares what she names him?

      Let’s talk about McInnis some more. There’s a subject I can’t get enough of.

    • BlueCat says:

      So she’s supposed to name her dog with political considerations in mind? C’mon Pols.  You can’t be that hard up for stuff to write about.

    • davebarnes says:

      and I don’t even like dogs.

      Her dog’s name is not relevant.

      Her belief in having “God’s Law” above the US Constitution is.

    • gertie97 says:

      Our house currently houses two pound pooches. They’re wonderful dogs and, as you said, won the lottery.

      There’s plenty of stuff to get on Norton’s case about. Taking in an abandoned dog isn’t one of them.

      C’mon, Pols, it’s not that slow of a news day.

  2. H-man says:

    I vote for “Josh”. 🙂

  3. Laughing Boy says:

    Keep it up with hard-hitting journalistic gems like this one.  Norton will just have to drop out of the race if you keep totally embarrassing her like this.

  4. caroman says:

    I’m talking about the dog, of course, which I’m assuming is a female that doesn’t have papers.

  5. onebigrepublican says:

    She’s got it all…

  6. marklane1351 says:

    Wasn’t Jack Kemp also a less than inspiring quarterback once upon a time.  Perhaps if we are going to name dogs after quarterbacks who are Republicans we could go with John or Elway.  He won two Superbowls and played in four.

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