Kansas Farmer Sees Cheney's Face In Cowpie
Wichita, Kansas - When Bob Delvechio went out for his morning chores ten days ago he had no idea how radically his life was about to change. But, when he approached his favorite cow, Ann Michelle, he knew that something big had just occurred. There, on the ground next to Ann Michelle, was a fresh pile of steaming cow manure that bore an identical likeness to the Vice President of the United States.
Delvechio, a lifelong Republican, immediately recognized the significance of what lay before him and wasted no time in contacting the local newspapers. As word of this mysterious manifestation spread throughout the country it triggered a mass pilgrimage among the Republican faithful who began to flock to Bob Delvechio's farm for this once in a lifetime opportunity to see this amazing cowpie that looks exactly like Dick Cheney, the most powerful man in America.
Within days, a makeshift campground holding thousands of people was constructed on Delvechio's farm to shelter all of the new inhabitants. They were quickly joined by enterprising businessmen who brought in rides and amusements to create a carnival-like atmosphere complete with food stands that offered hot dogs, hamburgers and cotton candy to the throngs of hungry travelers.
Adding to the excitement was a palpable religious fervor as many pilgrims felt that they were witnesses to an event that was much bigger than themselves. In fact, so powerful was this feeling that a group of worshippers built a shrine around the famous cowpie where they could come to pray daily. Alice Shrimpwater from Joliet, Illinois spoke for many of the assembled worshippers when she said, "This isn't just a cowpie that looks like Dick Cheney. It is a message from the Lord. It's a miracle."
For farmer Bob Delvechio this truly was a gift from God or at least manna from heaven as he charged visitors ten dollars apiece to have their pictures taken with Ann Michele who was now the most famous cow in the world. To add to this sudden windfall, Delvechio also set up a concession stand that sold Dick Cheney souvenir cowpies that were freshly gathered from his field. Said a happy Bob Delvechio, "My cowpies are selling like hot cakes."
Assimilated Press will continue to report from the scene as new developments arise.