Sep 072010
 
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stuffed patriotic donkey

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Stuffed Animals Details

** Stuffed Donkey
** Red and White Striped Body and Legs, Head is Blue with White Stars
** Made by The Petting Zoo
** 13 inch

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the mascots for our two main political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans? Well, wonder no more! Back in the 1800s, the Democratic donkey arose from the mudslinging and namecalling that was part and parcel to the system in those days. Wait a minute, mudslinging still kinda takes place today, doesn’t it? Ah. Nevermind.

Back to the burro (what the donkey is called in the western United States). Andrew Jackson took the ‘jackass’ and turned the idea around, calling the animal’s traits of stubbornness, strength and rough manner political virtues. And there you go! The elephant was another story, but this is about the donkey. As for ‘this’ donkey, it doesn’t really matter who you or your folks voted for in 2008. He is still pretty awesome.

Soft and cuddly, both the large Patriotic Donkey and the small (13 inches and 9 inches respectively) are made to look like the American flag, with the stripes being predominant along the body and legs, while the blue field with white stars covers their neck and head.

These cute little stuffed donkeys are not plushie as you might think, but are stuffed like beanbags. This makes them even more fun! They are made from 100% kid-safe, kid-friendly materials, and are as durable and tough as the real thing! With some TLC, these little political donkeys will give you years of pleasure, and they certainly don’t care who you voted for.

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