The Gecko, well-known for his commercials for Geico Insurance Company has announced that he will run in next years GOP presidential primaries starting with the Iowa Caucus. Pundits are saying that he is, so far, the most interesting of the GOP hopefuls. A well known commentator from MSNBC stated, "He sure beats the hell out of Tim Pawlenty for interest and personality."
The Gecko said in his opening statement, "I know my candidacy is unusual and many will scoff but have you looked at my opponents!?" He paused and flicked his tail before continuing. "I am a native of this country, unlike you know who. I can get down and dirty, and the Iowa GOP caucus is like red meat to me. I will quote to you a portion of the Wikipedia description of myself and my family: "Many species will, in defense, expel a foul-smelling material and feces onto their aggressors." He continued, "Did you see the recent Iowa GOP caucus? Am I a player or not?"
A Democratic strategist speaking on condition of anonymity was asked how he felt about a foul smelling lizard running for President on the GOP ticket. His reply, "Sounds like an improvement over what they have now! I suppose his running mate will be Gingrich or Huckabee."
"What about Palin?," asked the journalist.
The strategist answered, "Well, I think the GOP primary voter would accept another lizard at the top of the ticket," he paused, "but I don't think they'll accept two tail flickers!"