From the Archives: American Elephant

Of the many injustices in the world, very few were ever done to me. Nevertheless, I’m good at remembering those that were, and one that sticks in my craw is the unjust murder of “American Elephant.” Back in the 2016 primary season, The Onion was making a bunch of fake speeches for the Democratic and Republican primaries, and by far the dumbest idea I had was called the “American Elephant,” which was just about how the Republican Party needed to create an American Elephant because they couldn’t abide the idea that their symbol was either an African or Indian elephant. That was it.

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