Political Slogans Gets Meaner

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For even more punching pleasure, consider "Voterobics." Town Sports International is launching 45-minute "Voter TKO" workouts in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., where you can spar with a Kerry or Bush look-alike. Just be careful. They say Bush moves well to his right and Kerry has a nasty left hook.

5. Condiment Campaigning: Ketchup in the Polls

When Washington lawmakers renamed their cafeteria's fried potatoes "Freedom Fries" to express displeasure with the French over their opposition to U.S. policy in Iraq, the age of fast food politics had begun.

Now Bush supporters are being asked to refrain from slathering fast food with a condiment bearing the name of ketchup heiress Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of the Democratic challenger.

W Ketchup, the Republican answer to Heinz, is for folks who want their Dubya re-elected. The conservative condiment is kosher and all-American-made, in order to appeal to a broad constituency. "You don't support Democrats," the company Web site declare. "Why should your ketchup?"

Buck Wolf is entertainment producer at The Wolf Files is published Tuesdays. If you want to receive weekly notice when a new column is published, join the e-mail list.