Occupy Denver Picks Their Leader: Shelby The Dog
This is why it is often hard to take the Occupy movement seriously:
Members of Occupy Denver sent a news release to 7NEWS this week that said they have elected a leader: Shelby, a 3-year-old border collie.
The vote was a response to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s insistence that Occupy Denver choose leadership to deal with city and state officials, according to a news release from the Occupy Denver media committee.
“Shelby is closer to a person than any corporation: She can bleed, she can breed, and she can show emotion,” Occupy Denver quotes a Shelby supporter saying at the time of her election.
Occupy Denver said it reserves the right to alter its leadership status.
Shelby is expected to lead this Saturday’s Occupy Denver march. Occupy Denver said other “civic-minded dogs” (and their leash-holders) are invited to join the march.
Well, Border Collies are rather intelligent animals. And, I’ve often thought that we’d be better off being ruled by animals than the United States Congress. So maybe this isn’t as crazy as it sounds.
More seriously, though, is there any need to take people who do things like this seriously? I don’t see it.
Photo via The Huffington Post