Our friends in Scotland

Ever since the Romans used it, the fierce eagle has been popular as a symbol of a great country. Now, Scotland, which used to have its own kings and  where many want independence beyond the current state of devolution, is considering appropriating the golden eagle as its symbol.

Hamish MacDonnell, Scottish Politics Editor of the Scotsman (how much more Scottish can anyone get?) has put togther an interesing list in the lead for his article on the subject:

NEW Zealand has the kiwi, Antigua has the frigate bird and Belize has the keel—billed toucan — but Scotland has nothing.

Notice any country missing from this list? One where millions of Scots emigrated? One that uses a bald eagle as its symbol?

Hat tip: Dennis Devakis

Thomas Lifson   11 1 06

Ever since the Romans used it, the fierce eagle has been popular as a symbol of a great country. Now, Scotland, which used to have its own kings and  where many want independence beyond the current state of devolution, is considering appropriating the golden eagle as its symbol.

Hamish MacDonnell, Scottish Politics Editor of the Scotsman (how much more Scottish can anyone get?) has put togther an interesing list in the lead for his article on the subject:

NEW Zealand has the kiwi, Antigua has the frigate bird and Belize has the keel—billed toucan — but Scotland has nothing.

Notice any country missing from this list? One where millions of Scots emigrated? One that uses a bald eagle as its symbol?

Hat tip: Dennis Devakis

Thomas Lifson   11 1 06