i am so glad to find someone who takes spuds mackenzie as seriously as i do.
Published: September 14, 1996
To the Editor:
In the Sept. 10 Op-Ed article ''Matchmaker, Matchmaker,'' all of your readers should take offense at the suggestion by Representative Pat Schroeder for Ross Perot's running mate: ''Spuds MacKenzie. He's popular and you can keep him on a leash.''
For the record, Spuds MacKenzie is a she, and she died in 1994. Those of us who continue to mourn the passing of one of the greatest spokes animals for beer are repulsed at the thought of a dead dog being paraded around infomercials, rallies and especially ''Larry King Live,'' all in the name of a shameless political campaign.
Furthermore, you could not keep Spuds MacKenzie ''on a leash.'' Her free spirit, love of the party and thirst for cheap American beer could not be restrained by a mere leash.
Washington, Sept. 11, 1996
where are you bill? i'll be waiting right here, bud lite in hand.