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Try to display a muted, tasteful interest in the local political scene.

In Bisbee, a heated election campaign pitted Dan the human (I never learned whether the "CAN DAN" posters were for or against Dan) against Mike the dog, famous in Bisbee for his incessant barking and poor spelling.

Winner, Bisbee's Most Honest Office Seeker, 2002 goes to Mike the Dog, for his candid slogan:

"You might not know me ... but you've heard me."

Me, too, Mike. Me, too.

I saw Mike campaigning one day from the back of a pickup speeding through Tombstone Canyon. He was barking his damned head off.

Hope he won.


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