THE MAN KNOWN AS "PRO-LIFE."

An organic strawberry farmer in Idaho is running for Sen. Larry Craig's Senate seat under the name Pro-Life. The man formerly known as Marvin Pro-Life Richardson was barred from using his once-middle name during his quixotic 2006 gubernatorial run because of Idaho's policy prohibiting "slogans" from appearing on the ballot. The Associated Press reports:

Now, though, officials in the Idaho secretary of state's office say they have no choice because Pro-Life is his full and only name. He says he will run for the highest state office on the ballot every two years for the rest of his life, advocating murder charges for doctors who perform abortions and for women who obtain the procedure.

Wow. Do you think voters will fall for this ploy? Here at the office, Ann is wondering if she can change her name to Barack Obama and run for city council.

--Dana Goldstein

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