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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:11 PM
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Catalan candidate offers 'naked truth' (Spain)
Saturday, October 7, 2006 Last updated 10:43 a.m. PT

... Rivera is shown naked as the day he was born, covering himself, fig-leaf style to keep the poster family-friendly. Beside the photo, a caption reads: "We don't care where you were born. We don't care which language you speak. We don't care what kind of clothes you wear. We care about you". (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

By SARAH ANDREWS
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

BARCELONA, Spain -- Albert Rivera's nude body is everywhere to be seen - just what he wants as he runs for president of Catalonia. Rivera has filled the streets of Barcelona and other Catalan cities with thousands of posters of him in the buff, modestly shielding himself with his hands.

The 26-year-old lawyer knows his campaign to lead this powerful northeastern Spanish region is a long shot. But he hopes at least to get voters talking about something else besides their role within Spain and whether they should speak Catalan or Spanish ...

His gimmick has brought attention to his fledgling Ciutadans, or Citizens, party as it tries to win seats in the Catalonia parliament Nov. 1. The party is stressing mundane issues like housing and transportation ...

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1103ap_spain_nak...
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:23 PM
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1. Gives a whole new meaning to the term "exit pole"
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:52 PM
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2. Could you picture some of our politicians doing this????
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