That there would be a campaign kerfuffle/scuffle about pork at some point during election 2008 is not surprising. That it would, literally, involve pig? Didn’t see that coming.

“Boar war! Barack Walks a Swine Line!” (Today’s New York Post).

Cable news is, of course, going hog-wild with it this morning, examining it from every possible angle, in segment after segment, sometimes fingering the bloggers for their squealing coverage (MSNBC: “You can bet the bloggers are going crazy on this one!”)

Make room on the Gate-rix! (Where, though)?

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.