Nevada's largest labor union, the Culinary Union Local 226 joined with parent organization, UNITE-HERE and announced today that it would be making 60,000 chocolate Easter bunnies, one for each member, to commemorate support for the Obama campaign. Both organizations represent 60,000 housekeepers, bartenders, waiters, strippers, con artists and chefs on the Las Vegas Strip
The bunnies will stand 17" tall, weigh 3 pounds and be made of solid milk chocolate. Production of the bunnies will begin this weekend and they should be finished in time for Easter. The bunnies will be made in an undisclosed Las Vegas location and would be made of all natural ingredients and be gluten free.
A campaign spokesman said that arrangements were currently being made as to where to store the bunnies once they are finished, but that they would be distributed on stops along the way.
Al Coholic, president of the union, said that the union was not trying to make a statement, or call attention to their candidate's race, but "wanted to do something nice for the American people."
"We want to make the American dream we have established in Las Vegas a reality for the entire country," he said, "and we think that Senator Obama will take us there."
But the words of Al Coholic drew sharp criticism from both the Clinton and Edwards campaigns. Edwards saying: "Those chocolate Easter bunnies were as vapid as the type of lifestyle most people support out here and all the aspirations that they held would soon evaporate about as fast as it took the sugar high to go away after eating one of those chocolate Easter bunnies."
Clinton, on the other hand, was more engaging of the publicity stunt and was seen sucking on a chocolate Easter bunny and made the statement, "This bunny doesn't have any calories, like Las Vegas, it's a mirage."
Reporters weren't sure if she was being sarcastic and had to ask.