Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for March 05, 2007
The political zoology field guide. Today's specimen: The Tone-deaf Bloviator (lipus blatherus). Identifying characteristic: 90% of its body mass is composed of its mouth, which is constantly moving with endless chatter. Habitat: this creature prefers a climate of hot air and is commonly found deep in the Senator floor jungle. Natural Enemy: itself. Ironically, this loud bird cannot hear itself and, more often than not, will implode from its own incessant noise. Despite this, it's not in danger of extinction. No one knows why.