This was an unexpected but deeply appreciated holiday gift. Thanks to all the readers who voted.
I had to admire Bill Easterly for his clever use of an adorable celebrity spokesdog. I was pretty sure that would push him over the top.
As a counter-move, I nearly busted out my photo of Bill clubbing baby seals (we all have hobbies) but I think I’ll save that for another day.
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