Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for March 09, 2007
The political zoology field guide. Today's specimen: The Preconclusive Bullsheep (noneedus factsus). Identifying characteristics: having the head of a bull and the body of a sheep, this strange beast is both an aggressive leader and a passive follower. Once it latches on to an idea, nothing will stop it from running with it. This helps in the natural selection process of other species, too, as the weak-minded are attracted to its obstinate absolutism and unquestioningly follow along in their simplistic stampede. Habitat: found mostly in the extreme parts of both political polar regions. Natural enemy: critical thinking.