The Democrats use the donkey as their symbol. The Republicans use an elephant. Until now, the Libertarians had no animal symbol to relate to. However, this past week, leaders of the party gathered the responses to a poll sent out to registered Libertarians all over America asking them what animal they'd most like to see the Libertarian Party associate with.
The answer was somewhat surprising. A rooster. Some Libertarians weren't even sure if a rooster was an animal. They claim it is more like a bird. They wondered if a bird was noble enough to represent their party. However, after checking with an animal expert, it was confirmed that a rooster is, indeed, an animal.
The party leaders aren't exactly sure why the rooster got so many votes. They believe it may have something to do with the popularity of cock fighting to settle scores. It is believed by most Libertarians that the rooster is one of the bravest animals on the planet and will fight for a cause to the death.
"When you put it in that context," said Cogburn Leghorn, Libertarian leader from Arkansas, "we couldn't have picked a better symbol for our party. Not only are we stubborn, but we sure as hell like a good fight."
Asked if a rooster was nothing more than a male chicken, and most people associate chickens with chicken-like behavior, Leghorn had this to say, "that's just plum nuts. Now go away, boy, you're a botherin' me."