This letter in the June 30 Star Tribune wins a Spotty (tm):
Beware of thunder
Katherine Kersten's June 28 column [the link is to Spot's post about the column] actually made me laugh because at our house, we joke that our dog is a conservative. How do we know?
He is blindly obedient to our authority, any slight change to his routine upsets him greatly even if it's to his benefit, and he is willing to give up his freedom of the yard to cower behind our legs at even the slightest rumble of thunder.
MATT PETTIS, MINNEAPOLIS
Remember, boys and girls, a Spotty (tm) is awarded to the writer of a letter to the editor, an op ed piece, or a blog post or comment that Spot wishes that he had written himself, although he would have loath to describe a dog as a conservative.