Possum Faux Paus
After huffing at the possum auction and the bidding politicians, Reform Party candidate for governor Max Linn was the last to bid and win his own possum, which he then tossed in the air. It landed safely on a bale of hay.
Linn used the moment of surprise to steal the auctioneer's microphone and give a campaign speech, accusing the other candidates of "playing possum." Then, his mic was unplugged. The crowd cheered. But not for him.