March 30, 2004

Heinz distances itself from Kerry

This is great. From Yahoo/AP: bq. H.J. Heinz Co. has launched an election-year campaign of its own, this one to distance the ketchup maker from what is shaping up to be an acrimonious presidential race. bq. The company has sent nearly 50 letters to radio and television talk shows nationwide to tamp down chatter on the airwaves and Internet suggesting revenue from ketchup sales will benefit the campaign of pending Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry A spokesman for the company said: bq. "We haven't been involved in politics since Morris the Cat ran for president in 1988" when the company ran a spoof campaign with Morris, the face of Heinz 9 Lives cat food, as the finicky candidate. Heh... Posted by DaveH at March 30, 2004 9:33 AM