When Pigs Fly
We got a chuckle out of this Associated Press dispatch from Indio, Calif.:
Have you seen this pig? It's huge, inflatable, features the word "Obama" and it has lost its way in the California desert.
Organizers for the Coachella music festival announced that the gigantic blowup swine, released into the night sky during Roger Waters' headlining set Sunday, was still out there--and they want it back.
The festival is offering a $10,000 reward plus four Coachella tickets for life for the safe return of the pig, according to spokeswoman Marcee Rondan.
As tall as a two-story house and as wide as two school buses, the pig was led from lines held on the ground Sunday as Waters played a version of Pink Floyd's "Pigs" from the 1977 album "Animals." Then it just floated away.
"It wasn't really supposed to happen that way. I don't have the details," Rondan told The Associated Press.
As for safety concerns, Rondan speculated, "Because it's inflatable, as it loses air it becomes less and less dangerous."
This may be the perfect metaphor for the Obama campaign!