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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 02/03/2009

The Official FedCast Poll

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Last week, I introduced FedCast -- a forecast for if and how the weather will impact the federal government's operating status. Needing a symbol for the scale, I turned to you for recommendations and we got a bunch. Thank you.

Some of the recommendations were humorous, some cynical, and others traditional. Here they are: red stapler, Capitol dome, Eagle head, Uncle Sam head, government ID badge, Dilbert head, a cubicle, puffy black tennis shoe (i.e. the kind thrown at former President George W. Bush), an Obama head, dollar sign, the Washington Monument, a G Man with Fedora hat, an elephant or donkey (depending on the party in power), red ink pots, and red tape.

The ones you get to vote on are those that came up multiple times in your comments. I did veto a couple ideas either because we couldn't reproduce them small enough to be effective symbols (e.g. ID badges) or the potential for copyright issues (e.g. Dilbert).

Vote away...

Do you have ideas for criteria for the scale? Feel free to weigh in the comment area below.

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