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    According to everyone's favorite (and virtually irrefutable) source of information, a lame duck is an elected official who tends "to have less political power, as other elected officials are less inclined to cooperate with them." This will, undoubtedly, make the world's most famous lame duck a little sad. No one wants to talk to him anymore. I say make his day a little brighter.
    Send a duck to the White House.

    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20500

    A synthetic duck, of course, as a live or taxidermied duck may be construed as an Act of Terrorism. Imagine the news item on FOX, hundreds of toy ducks are being mailed to the White House, is some kind of message being sent? We'll have three experts on live to discuss the phenomenon....
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      CommentAuthorMatt_r
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2008
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    I wonder if he'll keep them...
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2008
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    Just the return addresses... and then he'll hunt you down, Texas-style.
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2008
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    I thought a lame duck president was one where the opposition party controls the senate of congress or possibly both, so they can't get anything done.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2008
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    I say we all put "WARREN ELLIS, ENGLAND (www.warrenellis.com)" on the return addresses and see what happens.
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      CommentAuthorAdam
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2008
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    For some reason, when I first read this, I thought that an actual lame duck had been elected to office. And then that the media were surprised it was being ineffective in its role as the other politicians wouldn't liaise with it.

    I really, really need some sleep. It seems there is only so much that Red Bull can do...
    • CommentAuthorE0157H7
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2008
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    Make sure the duck is clutching a handle of Jack Daniel's, an IV bag and a butterfly needle with a note that reads "YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO." Maybe put it in a gift basket with some cheery cellophane.
    • CommentAuthorradian
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2008
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    @robinleblanc: BLOODY ENGLAND.
    • CommentAuthorbuzzorhowl
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008
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    @Lazarus99--It's actually used most often to describe a political figure who is serving out the remainder of his/her term after someone has already been elected to succeed him/her.
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    "rubber ducky, you're the one...."

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