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POLITICS: Twin Marmosets Monkeys Named for Bush, Kerry

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posted on Nov, 1 2004 @ 08:00 PM
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In the spirit of bi-partisanship, the Des Moines zoo has named two baby marmosets after the U.S. presidential candidates. Bush and Kerry are twins and this species is native to Brazil, They have a life span from 15-20 years.

 



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DES MOINES, Iowa - Two baby marmosets, who made their debut at the Blank Park Zoo on Monday, have been named George and John for President George W. Bush and his Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry.

"We wanted to find a unique way to commemorate the times the presidential candidates monkeyed around in Iowa," quipped Terry Rich, chief executive officer at the zoo.

"This has been a wild campaign," he added.

The tiny monkeys, born eight weeks ago, are twins not that uncommon in marmosets, Rich said. They were kept under close watch until deemed healthy enough to put on exhibit which just happened to fall on the eve of Tuesday's election.





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The chief executive officer of the zoo was quoted as saying "We wanted to find a unique way to commemorate the times the presidential candidates monkeyed around in Iowa" Neither candidate has commented on the honor as of yet.




posted on Nov, 2 2004 @ 12:17 AM
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It's not only funny, it's fitting. Maybe there IS a real chance for change. Seems like everyone everywhere is losing faith in the system here. Couple of monkeys... HAHA! I wonder what kind of long term impression that's going to make on the children who visit that display.



posted on Nov, 2 2004 @ 01:12 AM
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No one seems to be considering the well-being of these poor monkeys.

Once they get old enough to figure out why the other monkeys are always making fun of them, they will require years of simian psychotherapy.

What's worse, each runs the risk of being tapped for a presidential run in '08!



posted on Nov, 2 2004 @ 01:19 AM
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Originally posted by Majic
No one seems to be considering the well-being of these poor monkeys.

Once they get old enough to figure out why the other monkeys are always making fun of them, they will require years of simian psychotherapy.

What's worse, each runs the risk of being tapped for a presidential run in '08!


Just because they're monkeys doesn't mean they deserve a life of ridicule... How insensitive.


p.s.The one named Bush won't be eligible in 2008.



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