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Letter: Confederacy of critters

In Madeline Osberger’s otherwise brilliantly written article in the Aspen Daily News on the new Painted Pony Caucus (“Another Snowmass caucus forming,” Sept 12), there is a paragraph that could be misinterpreted (if you hadn’t been paying attention) to imply that the Snowmass/Capitol Creek Caucus would oppose Painted Pony (rather than the breakaway “Snexit” Snowmass Creek Caucus) for failure to notify its proposed constituency and take a vote on whether to form a new caucus.

This is to verify that Painted Pony absolutely notified everyone in the barnyard, and the vote was unanimous, except for Marley the pot-bellied pig, who slept through the whole thing. So unlike Snexit, we have rigorously adhered to the home rule charter’s notification and voting standards. Our next steps, after we sort out who gets to be on the caucus marching band, are to launch our international cruisewear and fragrance lines. In the future, we will offer honorary doctorates and ambassadorships to well-heeled patrons, and we are currently seeking international-tax-haven status, but as Stanley the goat cautioned, “Let’s not get ahead of ourselves — first we have to lie in the sun for a while.”

Kevin Patrick Ward

Old Snowmass


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