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Now why did they choose that?
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Bush = The incumbent Mr. President? His father? Some other person named Bush?
A bush? as in a large shrub?
Or is the title just irrelevant?

They = h? a? m?
That = tangible? intangible?
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Title that = Puzzle statement that?
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Is the puzzle statement an actual question that we have to answer or is it rhetoric?
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Noobdogg:

Bush = The incumbent Mr. President?Yes His father?no Some other person named Bush? Nope
A bush? as in a large shrub? No
Or is the title just irrelevant? Not irrelevant, but don't go chasing a george bush story... could have been Blair, Arnie, or any other such)

They = h?yes a?Yes m?Mix of M+F not relevant
That = tangible?yes intangible?No

Title that = Puzzle statement that?No

Is the puzzle statement an actual question that we have to answer or is it rhetoric?mixture of Rhetoric and query... the solution to the puzzle will reveal what has happened including why they chose that...
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Politics / Government in general relevant?
Is it to do with posts of power, such as President / Prime Minister, etc?
Origin of democracy or government in general?
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Politics / Government in general relevant? Politics
Is it to do with posts of power, such as President / Prime Minister, etc?not on a national scale no
Origin of democracy or government in general?No
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Are any elections relevant?
People standing for elections? Methods of holding elections?
is local politics relevant? council? mayor?
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Are any elections relevant? Yes
People standing for elections?Yope Methods of holding elections? Yope
is local politics relevant? council? mayor?This one
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Mayor of which city relevant? a city in England? Ireland? Scotland? Wales? Ulster? US?
Is there a specific mayoral election relevant?
Is it relevant when this election was held? 21st century? 20th? 19th?
Is any technology relevant?
Did people tick boxes on a ballot paper? relevant? show of hands?
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Could it be one of those strange oddities where an animal is mayor of a town? I read once that a goat was mayor of a town somewhere.
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Bentarm:

Mayor of which city relevant?You won't guess it so don't even try! a city in England? Ireland? Scotland? Wales? Ulster? US?None of these
Is there a specific mayoral election relevant?yes
Is it relevant when this election was held? 21st century? 20th?This one 19th?
Is any technology relevant?No
Did people tick boxes on a ballot paper?Yes but relevant?ish show of hands?No

Peter365:

Could it be one of those strange oddities where an animal is mayor of a town? I read once that a goat was mayor of a town somewhere. Very very close Peter, but not there just yet...
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Reus?
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Reus? assuming you mean the place in Spain...no... and again there is little if no point in pursuing the actual place... country might guide a bit, but unless you know the story well you won't guess the name of the mayoralty!
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that = h?
that = living?
that = animate?

is this a 'seemed like a good idea at the time' story?

I think I may have a quite coincidently related story to this once we get a $sp0iler
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that = h? No
that = living? No
that = animate? No

is this a 'seemed like a good idea at the time' story? No... well it probably did to somebody but...

I think I may have a quite coincidently related story to this once we get a $sp0iler isn't it funny how one puzzle spawns others...
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So the gist is that a town elected something inanimate as the mayor? Was it ever alive? Is it man-made? Bigger than a hedgehog?
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So the gist is that a town elected something inanimate as the mayor?Yup Was it ever alive?no Is it man-made?Yes Bigger than a hedgehog?probably not
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a common household object?
something with a special property, which gave reason for people to elect it?
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a common household object? Not common no
something with a special property, which gave reason for people to elect it? a property is involved, but there is a little more to it than that
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Is the item made of metal? plastic? wood? glass? stone?
Is it relevant how old the item is? a few days? weeks? months? years? decades? centuries?
Did the item originate in the town?
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Any moving parts? Is it something functional? Artistical? Symbolic?
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Bentarm:

Is the item made of metal? plastic? wood? glass? stone? None of these
Is it relevant how old the item is? a few days? weeks? months? years? decades? centuries?no
Did the item originate in the town?no

Bodo:

Any moving parts?no Is it something functional?Yes Artistical? Symbolic?no to both of these.

For the sake of my sanity and yours, the item is NOT a one off item.
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No moving parts, smaller than a hedgehog, functional - a tool of some kind? Is there any likelihood that I would ever have need of such a thing?
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No moving parts, smaller than a hedgehog, functional - a tool of some kind?no Is there any likelihood that I would ever have need of such a thing? Hey anything is possible

maybe better not to focus on the item for the moment, but rather on why it got elected.
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Coming out of left field here...Is the item a ficus?
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Was it the incumbent (they usually have a leg-up, as it were)?

Was it to show disaffection with the candidates? Were there other candidates? Was it actually elected by popular vote?
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Vesica;

Coming out of left field here...Is the item a ficus? Welcome...No!

Bodo:
Was it the incumbent (they usually have a leg-up, as it were)? no

Was it to show disaffection with the candidates?possibly Were there other candidates?yes...and they were pretty cheesed off by all accounts Was it actually elected by popular vote?Yes!
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Did people vote for it intentionally?
Did people cast a vote for it to send a message?
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Vesica:

Did people vote for it intentionally? Yes
Did people cast a vote for it to send a message? my source material doesn't indicate whether this kind of motivation was there or not... suffice it to say that probably some of the people were sending a message...
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Is it vegetable/plant in nature?
Was it a write-in?

Is the exact object relevant?
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Was it actually on the ballot? Or was it a write-in campaign? Was someone promoting/campaigning for the thingie prior to the election? Is it doing a good job so far?
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Alright, alright, I'll take the bait. Is it cheese?

Was it a case of 'not the other bloody candidates, that pack of lying, snivelling, self serving pollies. Hey, let's all vote for Cheesy McWheel. I've heard he's the creme de la creme. He's got no yellow streak, there's blue blood in his veins. A vintage mayor, if you will'?
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Is it vegetable/plant in nature?probably neither
Was it a write-in?Yes

Is the exact object relevant?a property of it is, yes.

Bodo:

Was it actually on the ballot?No Or was it a write-in campaign?Yope Was someone promoting/campaigning for the thingie prior to the election?interesting choice of words...promoting Is it doing a good job so far? haven't got a clue...last I knew all kinds of legal challenges were being threatened!
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Is the property something associated with elected officials?
Something positive?
Something negative?

Is the object living?
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Suido:

Alright, alright, I'll take the bait. Is it cheese? This is a lateral puzzle forum...it's NEVER that easy!

Was it a case of 'not the other bloody candidates, that pack of lying, snivelling, self serving pollies. Hey, let's all vote for Cheesy McWheel. I've heard he's the creme de la creme. He's got no yellow streak, there's blue blood in his veins. A vintage mayor, if you will'?possibly but since it wasn't cheese you need to revise your pitch a bit!
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Vesica:

Is the property something associated with elected officials? erm.... I'd like to say yes but ...no (LOL)
Something positive?Yes
Something negative? No

Is the object living?no
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I thought as much, but I am a mere mortal, unable to resist the allure of penning some rampantly unfunny puns. Anyway, it's your fault for saying 'cheesed off'.

Was it because this object was incapable of lying?
incorruptible?
was unbiased?
in some other way positive cos it's not bad?
Or actually good in some way?

Was it ceramic?
organic?
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I thought as much, but I am a mere mortal, unable to resist the allure of penning some rampantly unfunny puns. Anyway, it's your fault for saying 'cheesed off'. Ah now don't get like that...anyway all I said was that it wasn't that easy ... I never said it wasn't a clue!

Was it because this object was incapable of lying?no
incorruptible? hmmm no, but OTRT
was unbiased? no
in some other way positive cos it's not bad?Yes
Or actually good in some way?Yes

Was it ceramic? No
organic?No
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So this thingie has some specific characteristic (typically lacking in politicians) that was used to promote it to become Mayor? Or lacks a characteristic often found in political types what is considered less than salutary?
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So this thingie has some specific characteristic (typically lacking in politicians) that was used to promote it to become Mayor?There is an FA here, but understandably so. answer is yope Or lacks a characteristic often found in political types what is considered less than salutary?no
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Is it not a particular characteristic of this thingie but of essentially all inanimate-type-thingies?
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Bodo:

Is it not a particular characteristic of this thingie but of essentially all inanimate-type-thingies?no of the thing(although there are other things that could claim a similar if not the same characteristic

Please note it is a CLAIM- I cannot vouch for the veracity of it, but makes sense
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Other clams could do whu...?? Oh, claIm, sorry, never mind. Hey, Tom - do you remember that time we started doing a mess of golf puns at the end of someone's puzzle? There were a bunch of us doing it; all I remember is my cheeks hurting for about three days because of all the wincing.

Is the FA about it being a single characteristic? Is it something intrinsic to the thingie? Name of the thingie relevant? Name of the town?
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Promoting -
relevant to the identity of the object?
relevant to the characteristic?
relevant to the objects function?

i wasn't getting like that, though I may have invoked Cheesus' name in vain once or twice
cheesed off was meant to imply -
the whole affair smelled suspicious, like month old cheese?
the other candidates were going crackers?
more loop holes in the elections than a swiss cheese?
there was a really cheesy gimmick involved? wow, this one is actually a possibility, because it could mean...
the claim about the characteristic was cheesy?
still, no chance of stopping the cheese once it's already rolling down the hill
the mayor was elected due to it being the chalk to the other candidates cheese?
the elected mayor is edam good choice, far better than the other candidates would brie?

How many terrible ideas camambert?

PS Just to clear things up, was 'cheesed off' a clue?

PPS Oh dear, I just came up with a puzzle idea. Was going to post it now, until I realised there are much better ways to inflict WAGs which have already been proven wrong.
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Bodo:

Other clams could do whu...?? Oh, claIm, sorry, never mind. Hey, Tom - do you remember that time we started doing a mess of golf puns at the end of someone's puzzle? There were a bunch of us doing it; all I remember is my cheeks hurting for about three days because of all the wincing. I had forgotten about until just now...oh man!

Is the FA about it being a single characteristic?No Is it something intrinsic to the thingie?Yes Name of the thingie relevant?No Name of the town?No

Suido:

Promoting -
relevant to the identity of the object? Yes
relevant to the characteristic? yes
relevant to the objects function? yes

i wasn't getting like that, though I may have invoked Cheesus' name in vain once or twice
cheesed off was meant to imply -
the whole affair smelled suspicious, like month old cheese? Quite the Opposite!
the other candidates were going crackers?Yes they were but no
more loop holes in the elections than a swiss cheese? don't insult swiss cheese!
there was a really cheesy gimmick involved? wow, this one is actually a possibility, because it could mean... it was a cheesy idea, but...
the claim about the characteristic was cheesy?Noish
still, no chance of stopping the cheese once it's already rolling down the hill
the mayor was elected due to it being the chalk to the other candidates cheese? Possibly
the elected mayor is edam good choice, far better than the other candidates would brie?With puns like that you're heading for the Roquefort a huge crash. so if if you want that to be your feta then go ahead!

How many terrible ideas camambert? Gouda admit it you're persistent... Bodo...you're wanted! let's get him!

PS Just to clear things up, was 'cheesed off' a clue? yes... they were cheeded offf, but the inaminate object would off the cheesed!

PPS Oh dear, I just came up with a puzzle idea. Was going to post it now, until I realised there are much better ways to inflict WAGs which have already been proven wrong. Some of the best ideas come from puzzles already posted..go ahead..in your own time...
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Promoting - to advertise, wax lyrical about?
OR in like in a job, to advance?

Does the object require electricity to function?
Is it some sort of audio device? eg loudspeaker, microphone
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so it is not a single unique item? Would it be an item that there are many of?
is it an item that can also be a retail purchase?
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Suido:

Promoting - to advertise, wax lyrical about?Exactly
OR in like in a job, to advance? nope

Does the object require electricity to function?No
Is it some sort of audio device? eg loudspeaker, microphoneNo

Sixtyeight:

so it is not a single unique item?Correct! Would it be an item that there are many of?Yes
is it an item that can also be a retail purchase?Yes

To clarify this last point obviously the actual thing is tangible, however what was elected was the type..so it is like voting Heinz baked beans in as president. Of course I am not saying it was Heinz baked beans..in fact I'll give you it for free that it AIN'T Heinz baked beans}
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Tub of lard?? (that's a vague reference to Have I got News for You)

Is it edible?
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Tub of lard?? (that's a vague reference to Have I got News for You) oh I get the reference... that was one heck of a good episode... Loved Paul Merton's expression throughout...priceless! Oh and ...NO!

Is it edible?No
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can you buy it in a..
supermarket?
hardware store?
building supply store?
toy store?
appliance store?
office supply store?
electronics store?
clothing store?
book store?
music store?
drug store?
tobacco shop?
jewelry store?
nursery?
any shop that sells beverages?
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can you buy it in a..
supermarket? possibly
hardware store? No
building supply store?No
toy store? No
appliance store? No
office supply store? no
electronics store? no
clothing store? no
book store? no
music store? no
drug store? yes
tobacco shop? no
jewelry store? no
nursery? no
any shop that sells beverages?no
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Some sort of painkiller? aspirin? anadin? nuerofen? Advil?

Was listening to candidates giving everyone a headache?
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Some sort of painkiller? aspirin? anadin? nuerofen? Advil?No

Was listening to candidates giving everyone a headache?no...and don't forget the cheesy clue
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Is it a spoon? i know you don't buy then in a drugstore but you said off the cheesed which is a spoonerism ? or am i just wissing in the pind?

Another thought is lurking so i'll ask this . if this puzzle were a movie what rating would it have? and would i let my children see it?
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actually maybe off the cheesed isn't a spoonerism in the true sense. Hmmm maybe diregard the last question unless i'm right of course.
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Is it a spoon? i know you don't buy then in a drugstore but you said off the cheesed which is a spoonerism ? or am i just wissing in the pind? Cost Mertainly!...No... It's not cheese...what else can be cheesy?

Another thought is lurking so i'll ask this . if this puzzle were a movie what rating would it have? and would i let my children see it?you certainly could let your children see it... not knowing exactly what was said by the other candidates might result in a PG but hey...
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Should we reach deep in the "cheese pun file" or is the item used to make, eat, or otherwise live with cheese?
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Sixtyeight:

Should we reach deep in the "cheese pun file" or is the item used to make, eat, or otherwise live with cheese?no to both... think about it...what can be cheesey and what would you use to kill (off) the cheesiness?
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Is it some sort of remedy? Topical preparation? Internal?
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Is it some sort of remedy?Yes Topical preparation?yessish Internal?Definitely not
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Anti-fungal? Pimple cream? Anti-bacterial ointment? Sunscreen? Hemorrhoid treatment?
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Bodo:

Anti-fungal? Pimple cream? Anti-bacterial ointment? Sunscreen? Hemorrhoid treatment?don't get too technical... Anti fungal probbably or anti bacterial...slight FA... perhaps my yessish should have been a yope
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So we are talking about a product you would buy in a drug store that is a remedy for some ailment or condition. Is it a cream ? lotion? Could it be decribed as cosmetic? It's not toothpaste is it? i'm thinking of cheesy grins?

BTW dissappointed that bodo's guess re Hemorrhoid Treatment wasn't right. A tube of Prep H as a mayor now that'd be a story. Would have had piles of fun with that (groan)
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So we are talking about a product you would buy in a drug store that is a remedy for some ailment or condition. Is it a cream ? lotion? Peter365:

Could it be decribed as cosmetic?No It's not toothpaste is it?No i'm thinking of cheesy grins? Wouldn't toothpaste cause cheesy grins, not off them?

BTW dissappointed that bodo's guess re Hemorrhoid Treatment wasn't right. A tube of Prep H as a mayor now that'd be a story. Would have had piles of fun with that (groan) Ah but that would be a whole different story...
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Would this be i?
http://tinyurl.com/oaupn
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Yup that's exactly it...do you want to $poil or let it run...
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couldn't.... hold...mouse back!!.. clicked.. link!!
I'm out.:]
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Good Puzzle though ain't it...
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Might as well let it run if anyone's interested (and could resist clicking the link (: )
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Darn it . Clicked the link as well. Would have been a long time coming up with the answer. Still think the Prep H should have won!!

And yes a very nice puzzle indeed. I think someone should spoyle it now.
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I think this puzzle is effectively an Ex-puzzle...so...

******************Spoiler*****************

To get the full story follow the link posted above, but for those of you too lazy or too disinterested to do so... the puzzle concerned a foot powder which was elected mayor of a town pop. 4000. Basically the promoters of the foot powder ran a campaign closely allied to the election that was going on, and enough people wrote it in that it won... kind of beats those dead people who win and all that... Now I wonder is there really any connection between the foot powder and Bush... oh yeah I forgot Poland!
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We would have taken ages getting there. Great puzzle, Tsoram!!

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