There’s an interesting conversation taking place on the streets of Lodi Wisconsin these days. A local icon of tourism and commerce is a hen mallard named Susie. For decades Susie has been the mascot for parades, brats stands, baseball games, beer brewing festivals, pie auctions, rubber duck races and on and on. But the whole philosophy of “Susie The Duck” may be at a crossroads. The major question of the day is Susie a “ fowl liberal Democrat living off a corn based welfare system “ or is she a ‘conservative Ryan Republican that should survive off trickle down grains and wild forage found after the free market combines have harvested the crops of the job creators?”
Do we continue to entice Susie to stay in Lodi with the safety net five cent duck tax corn vending machines or do we encourage her and her flock to get off their feathery tails and seek out and survive in the wild like those hard flying patriotic cousins seen flocking up every fall?
To feed or not to feed….. that is the question……..