War on terror goes to the dogs
Apparently, the Bush administration doesn't think children are sufficiently scared of terrorism, so its launching a campaign to get kids to pester their parents about whether they have enough duct tape and bottled water. The campaign even includes a Homeland Security mascot: an American shephard. By the way, I heard a report on NPR that said there is no breed of dog known as the American shephard. There is a North American shephard, which is not recognized by the American Kennel Club. I suppose they could have selected a German shephard, but that might have drawn some unwelcome comparisons.