We named our pet duck Maggie after Margaret Thatcher. Mainly because she bullied her way into this life, and continues to do so. Nothing stops our Maggie from getting what she wants. Consequently, we think she would make a perfect president, for France. Well, for anywhere really, but as France is having its elections in May, why not? The way elections around the world are occurring, it is not that far fetched.
A Game of Politics
Now normally I (Piddlewick) am not one for politics, or anything resembling, so this was not in fact my idea. The suggestion came from the men Pumpjack was pruning in the vineyard with this winter. Like men in a pub, in France they chat over vines and wine. The talk, I was told, often turned to politics, what with Brexit and the US elections continuously making headlines, not to mention the similar situations in Italy and Spain, and now in France, where people are or may vote against ‘politicians’. Perfect timing for a duck, was the thinking.
Talk Amongst Your Vines
The gentleman of the vines are fascinated by our having a pet duck. Everyday Pumpjack is asked how Maggie is and they want to hear the latest on dit of what she has been up to. What started out as jokes about duck confit and how tasty she would be on a plate, over time and tales (or would that be tails?), they are now her staunchest supporters. It makes me smile, that she makes them smile.
So, because the hard working men of France requested it, here begins the Maggie, aka Margret Thatcher (this duck is not for eating), campaign for President. The polls are open.
Vote Maggie for President
A selection of Campaign Promises has been determined, and we think you will agree, they make for a tempting candidate.
Free worms for everyone
Duck eggs available in every supermarket
Equal rights for Ducks amongst Chickens
Duck ponds in every village
Foxes allowed to live as long as they let live
What more could you want? (Well, if there is something, let Maggie know. Oh, and she says, like all good politicians, she is willing to take a bribe. Cat crunchies are her particular favourite.)
Addendum – Post Elections.
Sadly, Maggie did not win. And although we feel she was by far the best candidate, she now turns her beak up at the whole kafuffle and has taken to brooding. Ducklings due shortly.