August 24, 2008

Politician Seals Deal With Horse Kiss

By The Associated Press

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) - Lose a bet, kiss a horse.That's how Davis County Commissioner Alan Hansen found himself kissing a 3-year-old sand-colored horse named Reno.The smooch stemmed from a contest between employees at Davis County and the Davis Hospital and Medical Center.The rules: Members of the team who lost the most weight got to watch their boss kiss a farm animal.This year, the county employees won - county staffers lost 397.6 pounds, just slightly trimmer than the hospital workers.Hansen missed out when his fellow commissioners locked lips with a cow over the weekend.So on Tuesday, Hansen met Reno on the front steps of the county courthouse and puckered up for what became a quick peck.But not before he slathered on some lip balm and popped a breath mint.He told the mare: "This is more for you than me.

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