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'Chicken George' Runs Afoul of Law in Taunting Bush Camp

September 24, 1992| Reuters

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A man in a chicken costume is stalking the Bush campaign.

At most of the President's stops on the campaign trail over the last two days, a character calling himself "Chicken George" has been showing up to taunt Bush over his rejection of an invitation to debate Democrat Bill Clinton under the auspices of the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates.

Police removed the chicken Tuesday from a campaign stop in Greenville, Miss., for unruly behavior.

But there he was again Wednesday, waiting alongside Bush's motorcade path with a crowd of Clinton fans as the President headed for a rally on the Penn State campus.

Although the chickens look identical from stop to stop, the Penn State chicken admitted he was not the same creature who showed up in Mississippi.

"I'm a Pennsylvania chicken," he said.

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