I read the following short blurb in yesterday’s (5/13/09) USA Today.  I was immediately struck with the thought that there must be an appropriate political analogy in this story somewhere.  Rather than write one myself, I thought I would open it to my Redstate colleagues to come up with their best efforts.  I will select the winner, who will receive the prestigious “Oats & Bridle Award” — which is being custom designed and ordered straight from my barn stall.

Fort Worth — Researchers are trying an unusual aproach to combat fire ants – parasitic flies that turn the insects into zombies.  The phorid flies “dive-bomb” the fire ants and lay eggs.  The maggot that hatches inside the ant eats away at the brain.  Later, the ant starts wandering for about two weeks until its head falls off and it dies.

Let the blogger-writing-games begin.