September 05, 2004

Red Ketchup and Blue Air

Though it won't be of interest to my well-intentioned but ill-advised readers who are supporting Michael Peroutka nor my readers who are supporting John Kerry but are really holding out for the re-election of Hillary Clinton in 2008, the rest of you might be interested in the latest condiment for your table, W. Ketchup.

The "W" is of course George Washington, whose image appears on the front and back labels. It doesn't fund the Republican presidential candidate in any way - rather it contributes to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, "which provides scholarships for the children of active duty service members killed in the line of duty." What it also doesn't do is put money into the coffers of the Heinz corporation or any of the left-wing beneficiaries of its charitable trusts, such as John Kerry.

I found the Comments section of the website most entertaining. Being non-partisan, they include views from across the political spectrum. Those who dislike the product idea (since they have never and make it clear will never actually try it) demonstrate why blue is the colour associated with the Democrats. It is the colour of the air around them. As the foulest mouthed prospective First Couple in a long time, the Heinz-Kerrys should feel right at home with their fellow partisans. Even though the site/product owners have substituted various non-alphanumeric characters so that the site can get through profanity filters, the messages are clear.

From this I think we can also predict that if John Kerry is elected, he will bring back to the White House the quality and caliber of staff which left with Bill Clinton, taking furniture, presidential seals, and office supplies with them, after removing all the "W" keys from the keyboards, and leaving obscene graffiti and phone greetings.

Posted by david at September 5, 2004 01:55 PM | TrackBack

I'd actually not clicked through to the W Condiments. Thanks for the info. It would be cool if more companies would offers such info *as* their ad campaign: here's who we support.

Posted by: Huw Raphael at September 6, 2004 06:29 AM