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And This Little Piggie Cried Wee Wee Wee All The Way Through The Press Conference

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Mar 21, 2012 4:40PM


Former Wisconsin congressman Mark Neumann brought a 10-month-old pig named Mr. Favors to a press conference. The pig did him no favors. Neumann, who is running for the GOP senate nomination, brought the piglet to the Milwaukee Press Club on Monday as a visual representation of pork barrel spending, saying “Pork belongs on the dinner table, not in Washington D.C.”

Well it was probably the word "dinner" that got Mr. Favors squealing. But did Neumann stop there? Nope. He just had to keep making food references in front of the wee little porker.

"If you think he's squealing now, wait til you hear him in Washington, DC when they start really cutting wasteful government spending," Neumann said. And what was Mr. Favors supposed to do? Just lie there and take it? Nope, Mr. Favors squealed and squirmed until Neumann gave up on the conference and left Neumann's onlookers giggling at his expense.

It was adorable.