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Hollywood legends, American superheroes and Hall of Fame inductees grace U.S. postage stamps and now, Kentucky Fried Chicken has petitioned the United States Postal Service to add its legendary founder, Colonel Harland Sanders, to that elite group. To help make its case, KFC is asking for America's stamp of approval.

Starting today, chicken lovers nationwide can visit http://www.kfc.com/ to sign an online petition asking the U.S.P.S. to honor Colonel Sanders, an American entrepreneurial icon, with his own stamp.
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http://sev.prnewswire.com/restaurant...8102006-1.html
 

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Weren't there some PETA stamps (or HSUS? or some other organization?) that got cancelled because of some sort of opposition to them? We need to stand up against this - it goes both ways.
 

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Just what we need, a government sponsored advertising campaign.
Exactly. I was thinking about this in the shower (yeah.. I know...) and I realized that if this goes through.. it just opens up a whole can of worms. Who's next? McDonalds? Burger King? Arby's???
 

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Cultural icon, my ass. As BPS pointed out, this is merely a marketing stunt.

Smart as hell, though. Of course, any attempt to get an anti-KFC stamp printed would be shot down as political in nature.
 

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Ok, I am from Australia so I am not sure about this, but wasn't Kernal Sanders conected with the KKK? So why the heck would they want to glorify him anyhow?
LOL!!! (I just realized there's no laughing smilie! Gah!) Apparently it's an urban legend, but then again, after reading this paragraph in an article, I sort of wonder. :p

"We're tired of Yankees and Left Coast liberals with a prejudice against Southerners trying to defame the colonel," said Colonel Foote. "The colonel would no more have tolerated cruelty to chickens than he would have included the KKK in his will."

Next we'll have Ringling Bros. and Ted Nugent stamps.
 

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Why would you give a stamp to a place that serves food that is so bad for you? With Americans suffering from many diseases related to poor diet, this is a horrible message to send to people. Anyone agree?
 

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I can't think of many things that go on stamps for which there are not interests that benefit from the publicity created by the stamp. If the audobon society gets a bird on a stamp, is that just a government sponsored advertising campaign?
 

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Of course it is. But what do we want the government to advertise? Fried Chicken and a lecherous "Kentucky Colonel" = warm homey nostalgia?

And if the government shouldn't advertise anything commercial, what should it put on its stamps?

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I can't think of many things that go on stamps for which there are not interests that benefit from the publicity created by the stamp. If the audobon society gets a bird on a stamp, is that just a government sponsored advertising campaign?
 

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if the government shouldn't advertise anything commercial, what should it put on its stamps?
Animals, plant species, nature scenery, architecture, designs...
 
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