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  • America Votes

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    Friday, February 27, 2004

    Give peas a chance 

    At the risk of turning the race for the presidency into another California recall election, we point out that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is promoting a candidate of its own: Chris P. Carrot. Its vice presidential candidate: Colonel Corn.

    "Can other candidates honestly say, as I can, that they would gladly lay down their very lives to defend against free radicals?" Carrot asks on his Web site. "Can others guarantee that they will help your children grow up strong and healthy - full of pride of purpose, beta carotene, and vitamins?"

    The site includes a leaflet, button, sticker and bumper sticker you can print out. No evidence that Carrot and Corn will be visiting any diners - or anyplace else salad may be served.

    - Ellen Dunkel, Knight Ridder Digital

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 11:50 AM



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