Sep 072010
 
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stuffed plush donkey

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Stuffed Animals Details

** Stuffed Donkey
** Gray Body with Black Mane and Hooves Wearing an Election Button
** Made by Wild Republic
** 11 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’ stuffed donkey, it doesn’t really matter who you or your folks voted for in 2008. He is still pretty awesome. Soft and cuddly, featuring a campaign tag from 2008, the donkey is mostly dark grey. His underbelly and the inside of his legs are a lighter color. Unlike horses, whose mane is usually long and flowing, the donkey has short, spikey mane.

This cute little stuffed donkey is made from 100% kid-safe, kid-friendly materials, and is as durable and tough as the real thing! Donkeys are usually smaller than horses, but are also better able to survive on less, due to how their digestive system works. Don’t you love trivia?

With some TLC, this little stuffed political donkey will give you years of pleasure, and he certainly doesn’t care who you voted for either.

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