Chicken George (politics)

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Chicken George was a campaign tactic in the 1992 American presidential election, where one or more people in a chicken costume heckled George H. W. Bush, over his refusal to participate in a debate with Democratic candidate Bill Clinton.[1]

One of the Chicken Georges was a Clinton campaign worker from Detroit, Michigan, named Derrick Parker.[2]

Parker went on to work for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in Washington, D.C., under Clinton's administration.[citation needed]

This was referenced to in the episode "Freedonia" of The West Wing, where a similar tactic is used by one of the candidates.

Tony Blair would be mocked in a similar fashion during the British general election of 1997.[3]

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