Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Jockey-gate? Hanes-gate?


LANSING, Mich. -- Republicans say filmmaker Michael Moore should be prosecuted for offering underwear, potato chips and noodles to college students in exchange for their promise to vote.

The Michigan Republican Party has asked four county prosecutors to file charges against Moore, charging that his stunt amounts to bribery.

''We want everyone to participate in this year's election, but not because they were bribed or coerced by the likes of Michael Moore,'' said Greg McNeilly, executive director of the state Republican Party.

Moore, a Michigan native, is touring the country and imploring ''slackers'' who usually don't vote to head to the polls this year.

During each program, habitual nonvoters are invited on stage to pledge to vote. First-time student voters are offered gag prizes such as clean underwear. The GOP said Moore also offered students a clean dorm room, a year's supply of Tostitos and a package of Ramen noodles.

Bought for the price of a package of Ramen...


Post a Comment

<< Home