Politics is a Zoo

October 9, 1996
THE DAILY FED

Politics is a Zoo

The race for President has gone to the dogs--or maybe the cats.

John McLaughlin, famed commentator of the McLaughlin group will moderate what may turn out to be a snarling debate between Socks, the Clinton family cat, and Leader, Bob and Elizabeth Dole's dog, to determine who would make the best first pet.

McLaughlin says he's tired of "wishy-washy" responses from the presidential candidates, news sources report. The event, set for Oct. 17 in Washington will be co-sponsored by the National Humane Society and the publisher of Cats Magazine and Dog World.

Leader's interests will be represented by Dog World's contributing editor John Cargill. Amy Shojai, president and founder of the Cat Writers' Association and contributing editor of Cats Magazine will argue on behalf of the incumbent.

Both Socks and Leader will be asked for comments, according to the Humane Society, which will be aired during the debate--if they are on the topic of discussion.

Perhaps Mr. Ed should be asked moderate, or at least give the debaters some tips.

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