ProgressNow Shows Subscribers a Dick For April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day: the most irritating holiday or undeniably the most irritating holiday? The date tends to bring out the dumbness in even the smartest people. Every once in a while, though, a prank actually produces a chuckle -- like, for instance, the one the lefties at ProgressNow pulled on the thousands of folks who receive the organization's daily news digest.

Instead of its usual subject line and banner, the e-mail update featured the attached photo of Dick Wadhams, head of Colorado's Republican Party. Beside it was a red, white and blue elephant symbol and the slogan, "From the Desk of Dick Wadhams: Undefeated since 2006."

That's one Dick ProgressNow subscribers weren't expecting to see. Not even on April Fool's Day. -- Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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