> California :
> The Governor of California is jogging with his dog along a nature
> A coyote jumps out and attacks the Governor's dog, then bites the
> 1. The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the movie
> "Bambi" and then realizes he should stop because the coyote is only
> doing what is natural.
> 2. He calls animal control . Animal Control captures the coyote
> and bills the State $200 testing it for diseases and $500 for relocating
> 3. He calls a veterinarian. The vet collects the dead dog and bills
> State $200 testing it for diseases.
> 4. The Governor
> goes to hospital and spends $3,500 getting checked for diseases from the
> coyote and on getting his bite wound bandaged.
> 5. The running trail gets shut down for 6 months while Fish & Game
> conducts a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is now free of dangerous
> 6. The Governor spends $50,000 in state funds implementing a
> "coyote awareness program" for residents of the area.
> 7. The State Legislature spends $2 million to study how to better
> treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease throughout the
> 8. The Governor's security agent is fired for not stopping the
> attack. The State spends $150,000 to hire and train a new agent with
> additional special training re: the nature of coyotes.
> 9. PETA protests the coyote's relocation and files a $5 million suit
> against the State.
> TEXAS :
> The Governor of Texas is jogging with his dog along a nature
> trail. A Coyote jumps out and attacks his dog.
> 1. The Governor shoots the coyote with his State-issued pistol and keeps
> jogging. The Governor has spent $0.50 on a .45 ACP hollow point
> 2. The Buzzards eat the dead coyote.
> And that, my friends, is why California is broke and Texas is not.