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KFC 'Colonel' Dupes UN Security
CNS / National Post ^ | Monday, October 26, 2009 | Steven Edwards

Posted on 10/26/2009 4:53:51 PM PDT by canuck_conservative

Red-faced United Nations officials on Monday admitted to a major security lapse after a UN guard helped Kentucky Fried Chicken's "Colonel Sanders" gain access to restricted areas.

The guard escorted the white-suited intruder past security barriers, where he got a handshake from the UN General Assembly president, Dr. Ali A. Treki of Libya.

The faux fast food chain founder also posed for a picture beneath the assembly's giant UN logo, which overlooks the spot where world leaders address their international counterparts.

"It should not have happened -- that I will stress, and very strongly," said Michele Montas, spokeswoman for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

"There was some lapse in security and the individual in question . . . was, on the initiative of one security guard, taken . . . into the UN."

The real Harland "Colonel" Sanders typically wore a white suit and string bow tie, but he has been dead since 1980.

Ms. Montas said security officials, many of whom are brought in from overseas, were "still trying to find out exactly what happened."

The incident last Thursday apparently was part of a publicity stunt by the fast food chain, which is seeking to promote its grilled alternative to its signature fried chicken. It had dispatched the Sanders look-alike, identified by KFC as Robert Thompson, and also wrote to Mr. Ban.

Ms. Montas warned the UN could take legal action against the company, whose letter, signed by KFC president Roger Eaton, asked that the secretary general register the "Grilled Nation" of grilled chicken eaters as the 193rd UN member state.

"That letter is absolutely void to us; it has no meaning whatsoever," Ms. Montas said. "The UN cannot be involved in a commercial venture. Period. This is being touched upon by our legal department.".....

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: fastfood; fingerlickingood; kentuckyfriedchicken; kfc; oilforfastfood; publicitystunt; un
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1 posted on 10/26/2009 4:53:51 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

Probably figured he was delivering catered food for the Obamas?????


2 posted on 10/26/2009 4:55:33 PM PDT by traditional1 ("don't gots to worry 'bout no mo'gage. Don't gots to buy no gas...Obama, he gonna take care o' me")
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To: canuck_conservative

Great marketing ploy. The UN can shove their indignation up their collective arses.


3 posted on 10/26/2009 4:56:01 PM PDT by Rebelbase (This is the time of year when ACORNS fall.)
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To: canuck_conservative
Too bad. Wheeling in the real Harland Sanders would have been a Halloween treat.
4 posted on 10/26/2009 4:56:37 PM PDT by AU72
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To: canuck_conservative

That’s funny. I don’t know how many years Colonel Sanders has been dead. The U.N is a laughing stock.


5 posted on 10/26/2009 4:56:48 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: canuck_conservative

It could have been worse. At least it wasn’t the Burger King or Ronald McDonald.


6 posted on 10/26/2009 4:56:53 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: canuck_conservative

He is dead, is he not?


7 posted on 10/26/2009 4:56:57 PM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: canuck_conservative

Wonder what happens when the Burger King shows up?

That guy is creepy.


8 posted on 10/26/2009 4:57:03 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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"It should not have happened -- that I will stress, and very strongly," said Michele Montas, spokeswoman for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

This is true of virtually everything the United Nations does.
9 posted on 10/26/2009 4:57:16 PM PDT by aruanan
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The UN is really going to go after KFC, because they got security someone was stupid enough to grant them security clearance?


10 posted on 10/26/2009 4:58:12 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: kaehurowing

How about Mayor McCheese the leader of McDonald Land.


11 posted on 10/26/2009 4:59:19 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: Bahbah

Yes, but he votes in every Chicago election faithfully.


12 posted on 10/26/2009 4:59:20 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: LukeL

Aye the Late Great Col. has been gone nigh 30 years (1980)


13 posted on 10/26/2009 5:00:14 PM PDT by Mmogamer (<This space for lease>)
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To: canuck_conservative
The visiting dignitary's political platform is simple:

"A chicken in every pot."

14 posted on 10/26/2009 5:00:32 PM PDT by caddie
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“Laws” from the UN only cover those on UN property. Has the guy left? I doubt he will be extradited back to the UN, especially since the UN has no jail or court and doesn't even have an armed forces that can win a war, a conflict, and can't keep itself from raping the people they are trying to protect.

I'd say that KFC ought to sue the UN in US court for harassment. The UN isn't a US citizen, so I can't see any standing for it to do the reverse.

15 posted on 10/26/2009 5:00:56 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (I love it every time a POS dies at the hands of a victim.)
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The incident last Thursday apparently was part of a publicity stunt by the fast food chain, which is seeking to promote its grilled alternative to its signature fried chicken. It had dispatched the Sanders look-alike, identified by KFC as Robert Thompson, and also wrote to Mr. Ban.

This is great! I can't believe that I am praising KFC but I am.

16 posted on 10/26/2009 5:02:26 PM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: caddie

If the Taco Bell dog showed up they’d probably invite him to address the UN General Assembly.


17 posted on 10/26/2009 5:04:38 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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The money shot: Ms. Montas warned the UN could take legal action against the company, whose letter, signed by KFC president Roger Eaton, asked that the secretary general register the "Grilled Nation" of grilled chicken eaters as the 193rd UN member state.

"That letter is absolutely void to us; it has no meaning whatsoever," Ms. Montas said.

APf

18 posted on 10/26/2009 5:04:54 PM PDT by APFel (Regnum Nostrum Crescit)
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Thats nothing, they let this guy sneak in and chair a meeting of the Security Council


19 posted on 10/26/2009 5:06:21 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: APFel

Still considering getting a tat of the Colonel’s face ala the KFC logo....


20 posted on 10/26/2009 5:07:46 PM PDT by Mmogamer (<This space for lease>)
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