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    a famous cartoonist. Presumably he chose the mule to symbolize stubborness, but the Democrats went ahead and adopted it for the finer qualities of the mule, its perserverance rather than stubborness.  

    Whichever way you look at it, it takes a lot to change the public's mind in the US once an idea takes root.

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