Murdo Girl…Biting the bullet

Today is Friday, but we’ll have to pretend it’s Thursday for a couple of days so we can get everything in. We only campaign on the week-ends.

Can I be excused? I have a toothache

Tonight is the kickoff of the Convention, which is being held at the Harold Thune Auditorium. It has become necessary for team Coyote to name a chairperson for the CCC  (Coyote County Convention). We need someone with a certain skill set. They have to be smarter than Bart, more organized than Smart, and braver than Braveheart.

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I can’t do it, I’m Treason, short for Teresa the Liaison

Murdo Girl: I would like to introduce everyone to Mari Jackson the chairwoman of the Coyote County Convention. Mari’s husband Eddie has volunteered, with the emphasis on volunteer, to  be sort of a Jackson of all trades. He’s also going to be the convention co-chair. 

Remember, we didn’t get our papers filed in time to run in all the states, so we’re only running in Jones County. That’s why we can’t have a Coyote National Convention. We are however appealing to the masses with a new campaign slogan. “Don’t write Murdo Girl off, Write Murdo Girl in.”

My bodyguards, Bart, Smart and Braveheart are taking the message to the whole United States.They are riding with Thelma Lou and Louise. The ladies will be campaigning for Barney of course, but we’re willing to compromise ourselves, because Thelma Lou and Louise are providing the car…and the gas…hopefully they’re insured.


Now, how are we coming on the preparation for the opening of the convention tonight? Chairman of the CCC, do you have an update for me?

C of CCC: What? You just yanked me off the street Murdo Girl. Ever since you made me carry your sign all over Murdo, I have been crossing the street to avoid you. I didn’t see you coming today…don’t know how I missed the glare off the tinfoil.

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Don Edwards, not a C (yet) Mari Jackson, C of CCC and Eddie Jackson, CC of CCC

CC of CCC: Well, C of CCC, the way I look at it the next Pres has to be “Anybody but Barney.” So let’s bite Barney’s bullet and take this seemingly hopeless task on.

A I: This whole thing is making the hair on the back of my neck stand up. You should have had me do a background check. It’s not too late Murdo Girl. Can I at least check their emails and Facebook account?

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Lav:  Why do I have to give the speech tomorrow night? I’m just the person in charge of Publicity stunts. I’m pretty tired too. Otis and I had to pick up all those rocks that the Photographic Drawer painted Murdo Girl on. She didn’t even help with one Radio Flyer wagon full.

Lav, Wagon, and Sherri, Photographic Drawer

Carol: Who knows the words to “Oh Who’s for Murdo Girl?”

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I’m Carol and I sing the songs that make the whole world write

Yram Sicnarf: A speech IS a publicity stunt Lav. Murdo Girl do you have any kids you can haul up on the platform to cry and emote over you?

Murdo girl senses that she has lost control of the meeting and the convention will be underway in less than 2 hours. Her right eye starts to twitch. All of a sudden the door at the top of the basement steps swings open. There is a small figure emerging from the bright light. Murdo Girl has a sharp intake of breath. Her crown is starting to feel too tight on her head. The photographic Drawer has some bad smelling paint. The fumes are permeating the room. Who is the child that just walked in and what does she want?

I’m Tammy and I would like to speak  about Murdo Girl at the CCC convention. She’s not my mother, but she practically raised me.

Lav: Sounds great Tammy. I’ll give you some of my anytime minutes.

Murdo Girl feels there is something in her past that she should remember about Tammy, but she doesn’t have time to get hypnotized or anything so she decides not to worry about it.



Oh Here’s for Murdo Girl

Oh here’s for Murdo Girl, she’s bound to win.

On the ballot for next Pres, her name you must write in.

She will move us forward, like no one else before

Yes Murdo’s our new capital, from now til evermore.

Murdo Girl will keep her promises, starting now until forever.

There’s Murdo South Dakota, and then there is.. Whatever

Go Coyotes!!

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The Town Cryer with tomorrow’s agenda

Tomorrow…The speeches to make the whole room cry, by Tammy and Lav

Murdo Girl’s choice for VP will be announced, but there might not be enough time for that person to speak. It’s hard to get it all in you know.

Thank you for your support. (Any monetary donations will be appreciated, but please no potato chips or Little Debbie Snacks.)

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Jerry the Bean Counter


12 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Biting the bullet

  1. Sherri Miller July 30, 2016 / 8:14 am

    There always has to be a little trauma before any convention. That is good so we get lots of needed publicity for the write in, especially since Lav is feeling she is overworked. BTW, I would have gladly helped fill the wagon if I wasn’t so busy sharpening pencils! Speaking of pencils, we shold put the new slogan on the pencils that will be handed out. It will remind voters of the write in! Should have the funds with the money being saved in the travel budget. Well, back to my pencil sharpening!

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    • Mary Francis McNinch July 30, 2016 / 9:11 am

      Nobody sharpens pencils better than you do Sherri. People like you can’t be replaced. I like the idea about the slogan on the pencils. I’ll tell Jerry to hold back some of the money we don’t have yet.

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  2. Valerie Halla July 29, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    Working on my speech. Also have a stunt to get people involved. I will be passing out leftover pencils which I found in student desks after school got out for the summer so citizens can write you in, not write you off. Need to ask Sherri to sharpen them.

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    • scoper07 July 30, 2016 / 5:16 am

      Good point Queenie!

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  3. Mari Jackson July 29, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    We promise to be up to the tasks and responsibilities you’ve given us, Murdo Girl!! After all, we want to deserve and earn those Cabinet posts. Eddie is working on your cabinets as we speak..

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      • Mari Jackson July 29, 2016 / 9:51 pm

        Don’t worry, they will be beautiful and bullet proof. Then he can start on a awesome chair for your new desk, befitting of you, our new President. The Queen, will not be left out as a new throne will be needed too. He will be one busy new cabinet member.

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  4. scoper07 July 29, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    Love the new slogan!! No one will forget it. Very funny Murdo Girl. Thank you for the laughs. You will make a great president.

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