A 10-year-old Jewish donkey handler had her charge chosen to be the Democratic Party’s convention mascot. Party officials in Denver, where the convention will be held this summer, reviewed an array of local donkeys, a party periodical reported this week. The “best behaved, most well groomed and the best-fit donkey” was Mordecai, which is handled by Sophie Herzog of Fairplay, Colo. Democratic National Committee officials touted the selection as a “Purim story.”
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