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Just when you thought life couldn’t get any stranger…

Bernie Sanders endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday isn’t stopping his supporters plans to hold a “fart-in” at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) later this month.

The unusual political strategy will have Sanders delegates consuming a lot of beans before heading to Philadelphia later this month, according to US News and World Report. Protest organizer Cheri Honkala, national coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, has been stocking up on boxes of dry beans and canned beans.

The plan is for delegates to chow down, then let presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton smell what they think of her. 

“The fart-in is to raise attention about things that really stink in our society,” said Dr. Walter Tsou, of the Philadelphia branch of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Honkala told US News and World Report that Tuesday’s endorsement will not stop the “fart-in,” — in face, she said, the number of people sending beans “will probably quadruple.”

Honkala also said beans of all sorts and varieties have already been delivered to the organization’s office in Philadelphia from as far afield as Texas and Wisconsin.

Sanders on Tuesday explained his decision to endorse Clinton, saying it is the best way to advance progressive values.

“Today, I endorsed Hillary Clinton to be our next president. I know that some of you will be disappointed with that decision,” he said.

Protest organiser Cherry Honk-a-lot wants to hold a fart-in. Will Pussy Galore attend? What about Ms Onatopp?

But seriously, if being serious is even achievable by now, Sanders was waiting for Clinton to be indicted. Him stepping down is the clearest signal yet that there is no chance of that happening now, so the Democrats’ safety option might as well bow out.

Clinton v Trump it is.

What a time to be alive for lovers of politics.

(Note to Wrongly Wrongson: you are well qualified to lead your own fart-in protests)

 

– The Hill

 


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