Spot told Ken on Friday that he had won the Spotty (tm) in the Norm Coleman political epitaph contest. The contest was well fought, with several excellent entries. Before we get to the winner, here are a few of them:
Second runner up – submitted by Jeff Fecke
Paul Wellstone is a Democrat
And I am a Democrat
We must work together
First runner up – submitted by Phoenix Woman
Be sure to follow the link to the video.
Winner – Exhibition Category – Spot
The Accidental Senator
Ken’s winning entry is a send up of the famous Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem Ozymandias.
Here’s the winner:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
My name is Norm Coleman, (former) Senator of Senators:
Look on my political career, ye mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains (except professional hockey). Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level snows stretch far away.
On learning that he had won, Ken penned an illustration to accompany the epitaph.
Notice the wingtips. And the cross-country skier and the little snowman.
Congratulations all and thanks for your participation.