Get Out The Vote Drive For The Fishy Kid Adult Coloring Contest

FishyKidThe Fishy Kid Adult Coloring Contest voting is now underway. There were twelve finalists out of more than forty entries, and they represent the finest that the flyfishing art world has to offer. I’ll bet you didn’t even know there was a flyfishing art world, and I’ll toss an almost onto that last statement just to be safe. And believe you me, this is about being safe.

Many contestants will ultimately rely on pure coloring skill to garner votes. However, yours truly knows how the game is played, so I hired the law firms of Jones Day, Greenberg Traurig, Duane Morris, Fulbright & Jaworski, AND Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom to review the contest rules. These powerhouses of the legal world have determined that what I’m saying is within the bounds of said rules – in other words, I’m going to push the envelope as far as I can. You, my constituents, wouldn’t expect anything less!

My entries are the finest in the world (debatable, but bear with me – this is a campaign speech for goodness sakes). It might be hard to believe, but the Made in America moniker, when combined with international diplomacy (and the fact that I accidentally got two entries slipped into the contest), means winning is pure destiny. It is undeniable, although whether I actually need a new Osprey backpack is subject to speculation. Nevertheless, if you vote for me I promise to…

[cue Cheshire Cat grin]

  • Give you a big hug when I see you; or
  • Buy you a beer sometime between now and June 30, 2014; or
  • All of the above.

Fair is fair. And all’s fair in love, war, and adult coloring contests. Hell, I even talked to Diebold about tweaking their voting machine software (at least until I found out Fishy Kid was using another vendor). You gotta give me an “A” for effort. And that means…

Vote Early. Vote Often. Vote Michael Gracie!

MG signing off (to hire some K-Street lobbyists, or maybe become one himself)


The Professor says:

What was that law firms name again? Should I say their name before or after I have had a drink …. more importantly should
I view your artwork before or after I’ve had a drink ….. Good Luck Gaugin Gracie

Drink hard, drink heavy, and be glad you’re not me. The cough is so bad and so unpredictable I can barely stand it – par for the course, I suspect it will linger for weeks.

Nevertheless, keep voting for MG! I’ve committed to donating the retail value of my first place prize to the Denver Rescue Mission. And if you want to join us there, the next volunteer gathering is December 22.

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