This news is a few days old but I want to remember how utterly rediculous this is in the future so I’m adding it to the database.
Things have gone to far already. I hope I’m drinking the “right” water. I’d hate to be against the
“state” somehow if I drank that isn’t Gov T approved.
By Oliver Conway
First there were “freedom fries” – for patriotic Americans who couldn’t stomach the French version because of their opposition to the war in Iraq.
Now there’s “W” ketchup to dip them in.
The W apparently stands for Washington after the nation’s first president – but the manufacturers are throwing their weight behind George W Bush’s bid for re-election.
In an appeal to Republicans, the sauce’s website says “you don’t support Democrats, why should your ketchup?”
That is a reference to Teresa Heinz Kerry – wife of the Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.
She inherited a fortune from her former husband Senator John Heinz, who died in a plane crash in 1991.
Even before this latest salvo, Heinz was forced to point out that it was a non-partisan organisation and that no member of the Kerry family was involved in its management.
The firm will be hoping the election doesn’t become a food fight.