Not all it’s quacked up to be

On to important news:

The Secret Service, which has the job of guarding the president and other dignitaries, now has a new temporary duty — protecting a mother duck and her nine eggs.

The duck, a brown mallard with white markings, has had several names suggested by Treasury Department people, including "Quacks Reform," "T-Bill," and "Duck Cheney." It has built a nest in a mulch pile right at the main entrance to the Treasury Department on Pennsylvania Avenue.

The duck has been provided with a water bowl and seems oblivious to all the attention, sitting calmly on its nest on top of the mulch pile that surrounds one of the new trees planted along Pennsylvania Avenue as part of a renovation project.

Treasury Secretary John Snow stopped to pay his respects this week on the way back from a congressional hearing, Treasury spokesman Rob Nichols said Friday.

"He had been briefed on the duck and he stopped to pay a visit," said Nichols.

I think this story speaks for itself. Somehow, though, I suspect it is all Bush’s fault.

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2 Responses to “Not all it’s quacked up to be”

  1. JulieB says:

    c’mon over and help name the Million Dollar Ducky…

  2. You have T-Bill! Sweet. Will comment a bit later, haloscan is blocked out at work.

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