The Associated Press has printed an article in which Texas Governor Rick Perry is revealed to have shot a coyote whilst on a morning jog in an "undeveloped area" near Austin three months ago.
Apparently, Governor Perry was being accompanied by his daughters' Labrador puppy, and when the yodel dog made a run at the puppy, Perry pulled a laser-sighted Ruger .380 and thumped Wiley right skippy.
This is news?
The left-leaning side of Blogworld is -- predictably enough -- losing their tiny little minds.
Folks, a coyote out during the daytime, making a solo run at a man and a dog who not only outweigh the coyote -- a Labrador retriever old enough to go for a jog is either about the same size as a coyote or a damned sight bigger than one -- but also out-number him ... well, that ain't normal.
And by "ain't normal" I mean that the coyote is either flat-barking bugnuts, or rabid.
Either way, that sort of behavior will get Mr. Brush-Tail punted right up to the top of the old smoke list around here. A fact, by-the-by, which is well-known by most of the coyote population in our fair State -- which is why normal, sane, non-rabid yodel dogs don't make thunder runs at people and their fuzzy running partners.