Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Pants on Fire Tour

Ben Cohen, of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream has a message for George W. Bush:

Liar Liar Posted by Hello

Excuse me sir, your pants are getting a little warm, don't you think?

The co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream is on the road, towing a 3.7-metre-tall effigy of U.S. President George W. Bush with fake flames shooting out of the pants. Ben Cohen says it's an acceptable way to point out what he calls the president's lies. "In a polite society, you don't go up to a person and look at them in the face and say, 'You're a liar,"' Cohen said in a telephone interview before arriving in Spokane, the next stop on the Pants on Fire Tour.


The "PantsOnFire-Mobile" is a trailer pulled behind a car. The Bush character wears a flight suit with the words "Mission Accomplished" emblazoned on the back, a reference to the president's declaration aboard the deck of an aircraft carrier that major hostilities had ended in Iraq. An electronic ticker on the front displays what Cohen says are Bush's lies.

Money quote:
The head is a rotating cylinder with various Bush facial expressions

Some are saying that said tour is disrespectful toward the President.

Money quote dos:
"I believe that it's disrespectful of the president to essentially lead the country based on lies," he [cohen -- ed.] said. "If that happens, then I believe it's actually our patriotic duty to make people aware of it."


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