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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Red State, Blue State...Pooh State?

In 1972 and in 1976, Disneyland threw a "Winnie the Pooh for President" promotional bash, in which the "tubby little cubby" became a Pooh-litical candidate, crossing party lines with his promise for hunny in every pot. Sears, then the exclusive Pooh licensee, jumped on the bear-of-very-little-brain's bandwagon with selected merchandise, including this irresistible drinking glass. Aside from the wonderful character graphics on the front of the glass, there's a map of "Pooh Country" on the back, complete with the old Sears logo, once a hallmark of some wonderfully designed and produced Pooh memorabilia. Incidentally, if you're thinking that Pooh makes an unlikely candidate, just consider how often we've been faced with contenders of very little brain.


Anonymous said...

Could have been our first yellow fuzzy president.
Maybe someday.

Centaurette said...

How well I remember these campaigns...though I always thought it funny that Pooh ran at all, considering that he was born in England and is therefore ineligible!

"The people's choice / The bear for you,
All the way / With W. T. Pooh!"