AC DC - In Washington to day Clyde the official Republican elephant and mascot announced he is becoming an "independent". Clyde, who has learned 3000 words of a special sign language, spoke to reporters through an interpretor.
"I am a peace loving animal," said Clyde, "I only wanted to do my job and give back to my adopted country. What have the Republican's given me? Nothing but peanuts! I'm sick of stinkin' peanuts! If I wanted Peanuts I could work for Jimmy Carter! Bush is an idiot too. I told him to crush the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden, so what does he do? He invades Iraq! But really the final straw was Ron Paul, I once loved him, he was very kind and gentle to me, but now he's just like them other baboons! I quit!"
Clyde took no questions from the press as he dabbed his eyes with a handkerchief and boarded a special trailer. He plans to retire in New Orleans.