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Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION:
Marmaduke and his campaign would like to take this opportunity to strongly condemn FEMA for using its own staffers as "reporters" in order to hold a fake press conference. This is a clear example of misleading the American people and, as President, Marmaduke would never be so deceitful.
On an unrelated note, we would like to thank Ms. Debbi Weiner for her insightful question last week. We encourage others to submit questions for future Marmaduke press conferences, whether you are a close friend or relative of the author or otherwise.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Press Conference #2Our next question comes from Debbi Weiner of the Philadelphia Inquirer:
Congratulations, Marmaduke! We are looking forward to hearing about your stance on the issues as we are looking for a candidate to believe in.
My question is in regard to your stance on universal veterinary medicine. Sure, the rich owners take their pets to University of Pennsylvania for fancy procedures and care. How about the common dog and cat who can't afford this treatment. What are we supposed to do?
Marmaduke: Thank you very much for this insightful question, Debbi. I am more than happy to address this question, which is sure to be a major issue this election season and I’ll even ignore the fact that you ended your initial compliment with a preposition.
I have heard many candidates from both sides of the political aisle discussing the issue of healthcare, yet not one of them have even addressed the serious issues facing the poor, uninsured animals who live in this great nation.
In the last few weeks, as I have been traveling the funny pages of many of our nation’s finest newspapers I have met several animals who, despite being some of the most prominent pets in the country, are continually denied coverage by their insurance companies. You know, just last week while I was visiting the Des Moines Register in Iowa, I met a nice young beagle named Snoopy, a brave airman of the First World War who heroically fought the Red Baron, yet under the current administration he has been all but ignored by the Veterinary Affairs Department.
This is why, today, I am here to roll out a comprehensive universal veterinary medicine program. Other politicians have offered their own versions of this plan, but if you read the fine print they are only interested in protecting the interests of domesticated animals with rich owners. Under my plan, ALL animals will be covered. The Marmaduke Administration will provide veterinary healthcare for every animal – from the stray mutt on a city sidewalk to the great elephants of the Serengeti. Mark these words – no one will be turned away.
With this bold new initiative, I plan to do away with the Endangered Species List by the end of my first term!
Now many of my critics ask me, “Marmaduke, how do you plan on paying for such an expensive proposal? It sounds like this plan would cost the taxpayer millions.” Well, you know, I get that question a lot and the answer is simple. I would pay for this the same way I plan to pay for all of my initiatives: charge it to my master’s credit card. I have used this method to pay for many things over the years: taxi rides, pizza deliveries, and now universal veterinary health care. Through this payment method, I will be able to lower taxes every year of my Administration.
When you vote this primary season, remember which candidate is promising you better veterinary health care for the needy animals out there. Because war heroes such as Snoopy deserve to be treated with the same respect as their non-fictional, non-animal counterparts. So please, think of the Veterins!
If you have a question for Marmaduke's next press conference, feel free to submit it via the comments below.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
The "Real" Conservative
Get your questions in. Marmaduke's second press conference will be held this Monday.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Press Conference #1Marmaduke will now answer a question provided by the readership of Marmaduke Can Vote. If you would like Marmaduke to answer your question regarding his bid for the Oval Office, please submit your question in the comments section of this blog.
Our first question comes from reader Quintius of the Washington Post:
How do you plan to address your obvious difficulties with the cat vote?
Marmaduke: You know, it’s easy to throw around questions like this at a time when we face a lot of firsts: the first woman, the first African-American, the first Hispanic, the first Mormon, and the first 9/11 to be serious candidates for the Presidency.
Like all of these other candidates, I am not running as the dog candidate. This candidacy is not about our differences. It is about that which unites us. I am not running for president as a cheap gimmick to revive a struggling weblog. No, this is about much more than that.
I believe I am the most qualified candidate in this election to represent not only dogs, but ALL pets. How many of us have sat outside our master’s door waiting hours to go for a walk, only to be told they were too tired? How many of us have had to put up with the same disgusting store brand food overhearing comments like “They can’t tell the difference!”? Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to put aside our partisan differences – canine and feline – and unite as one.
I believe my record speaks for itself. I have made a career out of standing up for our rights against a nation ruled by animal owners. When they told me to stay at home, I was the one who hijacked a taxi and toured the city! When they told me I should be content with Kibbles & Bits, I called every pizza delivery in the town and ordered a dozen pies on my master’s credit card! It is time for a change and I am the candidate who can deliver on that promise!
What was the question again?
Sunday, October 14, 2007
That's right. Marmaduke is officially running for President Of The United States Of America!!
There will be a press conference on Monday on this site. So please submit your questions in the comments now and Marmaduke will answer.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Plea For AttentionCheck back very soon for a big announcement from the Marmaduke "Testing-The-Waters" Committee.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
Thanks for the comments! Here's another one (the same premise as yesterday's strip, just the way Brad Anderson would like it).