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February 12, 2009 at 6:00 AM

“Dubs”

In keeping with classless society

I was terribly pleased to read of the University of Washington s decision to forgo the haughty, regal names of the mascots of yesteryear and, instead, select a more egalitarian moniker for their new malamute: Dubs [“Dubs is the name,” Husky Football Blog, Feb. 10].

The selection of this trailer park, chic name is really in keeping with the classless society the new ruling party is introducing in this country, so kudos to the UW for their prescience.

How appropriate was it that the new peasant pup’s first official act was to urinate on the field? I look forward to many years of seeing Dubs urinate in public, stumble around drunk, belch, shotgun beer and similar activities that would have been received with a frown if done by King Chinook or Regent Denali, but now can be greeted with maximum delight and aplomb.

In the spirit of this, and in lieu of my Tyee Club contribution, I plan to make an in-kind donation of Skoal this year.

Rah Rah, Washington!

— Lloyd Saint-Claire, Ojai, Calif.

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