The Simpsons have toyed with the idea of a pink elephant in a different way. In one episode of the TV cartoon series, a pink, elephant-shaped balloon floats into a Log Cabin Republicans meeting just as they are trying to decide on a new logo. "Something that says gay AND Republican?" asks an LCR member. The response? "A little on the nose, don't you think?"
Is the GOP trying to capture the gay vote? Maxine, the plush elephant for sale ($35!) at the party's online store, would seem to suggest it. But Andy Birkey wonders if that's a good idea, since "seeing pink elephants" usually means... hallucinating. He adds:
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