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Fishbones and bons mots

Snarky political humor was at a peak in the sandy woods of Wakefield yesterday as politicians, their followers, and fans of salty fish gathered to eat, drink, and be entertained.

The Wakefield Shad Planking is an annual test of candidates’ sign posting power and sense of humor.

As reported by the Daily Press, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe went all out, with 25,000 yard signs and an airplane towing a banner reading “Vote Terry.”

Rival Brian Moran responded with the Beatles singing, “I don’t care too much for money; money can’t buy me love.”

Creigh Deeds skipped the fun, but sent a beer truck.

Republican Bob McDonnell saw the Democratic race as a target-rich environment: “I think it’s only fitting we’re standing in a lot of mud right now.”

By Peter Vieth

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