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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

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In a surprise occurrence, a previously unknown candidate has jumped into the race for the 2012 United States President. The announcement was made at an afternoon press conference by Freddy the Frog's campaign manager Bubba Croaker.

Freddy the Frog's hop into the fray for the US presidency has taken everyone by surprise seeing that no one in the political world has ever heard of him. As a matter of fact, no one in the entire world has ever heard of him either.

That is except for maybe Kermit the Frog as well as all those frogs that hang out in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Washington DC where Freddy lives.

Mr. Frog's party, the Hopster Party, was just as anonymous as Freddy himself until the announcement of his bid for the US Presidency.

Mr. Frog is the first amphibian presidential candidate in the history of the US, although there has been some argument that the reigning and former president may be part amphibian due to their spending large amounts of time underwater during their presidency's tenure.

Honestly, does it really matter that Freddy the Frog is an amphibian?

"Mr. Frog is a very unique presidential candidate", said his campaign manager Bubba Croaker. "He is really not anything like the average frog at all. He is basically green imitation fur that is stuffed with cotton. He has a mouth that always has a smile on it and never opens, as well as a red forked tongue that always sticks out. He is, also, inanimate and has to be physically carried everywhere he goes".

"Mr. Frog's inability to open his mouth and speak gives him a unique advantage over his rivals in the fact that he will never say anything really, really stupid".

Bubba Croaker would not say exactly what Freddy the Frog's platform is or much about the Hopster party. He ended the conference after a couple of questions with the statement: "This is just an announcement of Mr. Frog entering the 2012 US Presidential Race".

Freddy's political rivals immediately petitioned the head of the US Federal Election Commission (FEC) to answer questions as to how someone who cannot speak, move and is most likely unable to read as well as fill out or sign any of the commission's forms was approved to enter the 2012 Presidential Race.

An FEC spokeswoman answered:

"One does not have to be animated, speak or be able to read and/or write to get approval to run for US President. All someone has to do is have the paper work filled out and signed before presenting it to the FEC. The candidate does not have to fill out the forms themselves. The candidate can have someone fill out the forms for them".

"Mr. Frog signed his forms with his front right foot, which, according to the FEC's rules, is perfectly legitimate".

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