Congratulations to the New Times reader who goes by the handle MGH, you are the proud winner of this week's New Times You Write the Caption contest.
Friday, we asked readers to provide what they think would be an
appropriate caption for the above photo of Congressional candidate "Marlboro Macho Man" Matt Salmon's transformation from lobbyist to cowboy (now that he's running for office in Arizona).
The photo was taken a couple of weeks ago when Salmon headed down to the border to shoot what's been described to New Times as a John McCain-esque "build the danged fence" campaign ad. The folks at Political Mafioso used Photoshop to spruce the photo up a bit.
We picked the five best reader captions and put it to a vote.
See all the entries here.
MGH stole the show with the following:
"There's nothin' like smoked Salmon."
Additionally, we would like to give honorable mention to wherewasi, who provided two hilarious entries worthy of consideration.
Thanks to everyone who played, and congrats again to MGH -- to retrieve your grand prize of a firm handshake and a glass of lukewarm Phoenix municipal tap water, come to the New Times Building at 1201 East Jefferson Street in Phoenix. Go to the front desk and ask for James King any time after 1 p.m.