Someone just paid $1,275 for a piece of branded wood and Jag's "pawtograph"

Posted by Skylar Browning on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 2:20 PM

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I know it's for a fundraiser and all, but can you imagine hanging this in your house or office?

Well, someone can, and bid $1,275 in an eBay auction that ended this morning. The item, presented by the Flathead Democrats, is described as a "one-of-a-kind shadow box" that commemorates when Gov. Brian Schweitzer rejected a number of "bat crap crazy" bills by brandishing a "VETO" branding iron.

Now you can own the actual VETO seared plank on which one bill flamed out.

In a one-of-a-kind shadow box, we’ve included the headline newspaper report of the event, political memorabilia, and Schweitzer’s signature. Even the official state “pawtograph” from Montana’s First Dog Jag!

Gov. Schweitzer will also sign a second newspaper article and add a personalized message for the fortunate high bidder.

Bidding opened at 99 cents on April 17 and quickly jumped into four-figure range. The winning bid was placed a week ago. The winner's identity isn't released by eBay, but they do show a positive auction history.

And thus concludes, we hope, one of the odder Schweitzer-centric weeks of blogging to date.

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