When is an elephant a donkey? Well, an elephant can’t be a donkey, and vice versa, right? Wrong.
When it comes to local politics, there are elephants disguised as donkeys. Case in point: A political flier recently came to my door. (I am a donkey.) On the flier, there is a list of Democrats, including President Obama, the big donkey.
Next is Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s name, a big California donkey. And then there is Susan Eggman, a medium-sized donkey from Stockton. At the bottom of the list is a little donkey from Tracy, Bob Elliott.
But I’ll bet this donkey is really an elephant in disguise. Doing some research, I found out that Elliott paid $900 as his share of the printing costs for this flier. But why pay good money and disguise yourself as a donkey?
Well, this flier was sent to registered Democrats in Tracy in an effort to mislead at least some of them. If it misleads 300 or 400, that could be enough to steal the election. In fact, local elephants have been disguising themselves in political fliers in the last three or four elections.
It is time for good donkeys and good elephants to stand up and tell their kind that this chicanery is not the way to conduct their election — and then hand them a moral compass.