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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Our New President Will Be Wild Parrot-Friendly

Would Barack Obama Be a Parrot-Friendly President?Chicago resident Jason M. South recounts the time that Chicago Mayor Harold Washington defended the wild Monk Parakeets (AKA Quaker Parrots) inhabiting Hyde Park from various forces allied against them back in the 1980s. I'm sure that our new president has heard them chattering in the trees during his residence in that storied neighborhood. While this fact in itself cannot guarantee a "parrot-friendly" administration, president Obama's expressed fondness for Harold Washington augers well for Chicago's wild parrot flocks.
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