Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Your State Sucks Eggs

[posted by Callimachus]

Here's the caption: "In these photos taken in 2007 in Washington D.C., downloaded from the White House Web site, the Montana State Easter Egg, decorated by artist Jill Hodges of Billings, is shown at left, while the Wyoming State Easter Egg decorated by Philip M. LeDonne of Elmhurst, Ill. is shown at right. The White House this week unveiled its 2007 Easter Egg Collection, showing eggs representing each state and the District of Columbia."

And here's the news story:

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The governor's office isn't calling for an investigation, but officials would rather it doesn't happen again — a college student from Illinois decorated Wyoming's state Easter egg.

Philip M. LeDonne of Elmhurst, Ill., decorated the "Wyoming" egg unveiled this week at the annual State Egg Display at the White House Visitor Center. First Lady Laura Bush posed for an official photo with the 51 eggs, one from each state and the District of Columbia.

The American Egg Board had LeDonne, the son of an "administrative person" at the board, decorate the egg after it couldn't locate a Wyoming egg artist, said board director of state programs Christine Bushway.