I'll repeat that. The Michigan GOP wants Michael Moore arrested for offering underpants and ramen noodles to college kids who pledge to vote in the November election.
Not to vote for Kerry. Not to vote against Bush. But just to vote. Clean underpants. Ramen noodles. And the Michigan Republican Committee wants Moore arrested for this.
Don't take my word on this.
State GOP says Michael Moore illegally offered underwear in exchange for votingSince I read this many moments ago, I haven't blinked my eyes, nor has my mouth moved from its gaping condition.
The Michigan Republican Party is asking four county prosecutors to file charges against filmmaker Michael Moore, charging that he illegally offered underwear, noodles and snacks to college students in exchange for their promise to vote.
"We want everyone to participate in this year's election, but not because they were bribed or coerced by the likes of Michael Moore," said Greg McNeilly, executive director of the state Republican Party.
The GOP said it asked prosecutors in Wayne, Ingham, Antrim and Isabella counties to charge Moore with violating Michigan's election law. The law prohibits a person from contracting with another for something of value in exchange for agreeing to vote.
Moore, a native of Flint, is touring the country and imploring "slackers" who usually don't vote to head to the polls this year, saying they could make the difference in the presidential race.
He made stops at Michigan State University, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Central Michigan University and Elk Rapids High School on the first leg of a 60-city pre-election tour.
During each program, habitual nonvoters are invited on stage to pledge to vote. First-time student voters are offered gag prizes such as clean underwear.
The GOP said Moore also offered students a clean dorm room, a year's supply of Tostitos and a package of Ramen noodles.
Maria Miller, a spokeswoman for the Wayne County prosecutor's office, refused to comment on the matter. Calls to Moore and the other county prosecutors weren't immediately returned Tuesday.
Underpants. Noodles. Vote. Arrest him. ARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Okay. I screamed. How about you?