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Animal Kingdom

A Zoological Field Guilde to Baltimore Politics

By Tom Chalkley | Posted 8/21/2002

Due to the prolonged confusion as to political boundries in Maryland, this year's primary electoral season has been compressed into a few hot weeks -- the "Dog Days" of summer. Given the dramatic reshuffling of Baltimore's politics, we offer this allegorical guide -- inspired by the beloved oil-on-velvet masterwork, "Dogs Playing Poker" -- to help readers understand the natural political ecology that prevails regardless of transitory redistricting schemes. It should be readily comprehensible to any reader with a working knowledge of proverbs and clichés.

Click HERE, or scroll down, for a larger, annotated Adobe Acrobat version you can print, read in detail and color.

Animal Kingdom

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