Written by Michelle Kretzer
Sure, during an election year, the
candidates themselves take up residence under a microscope. But here's
something that you might not have known about Democratic National Convention speakers
Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama.
You probably knew that Broccoli Bill went
vegan, since he's fond of telling people how much better he looks and feels. And maybe
you heard Wolf Blitzer report that Bill hadn't lost his pizzazz—he'd just lost
his pizza! But did you know that he was PETA's Person of the Year in 2010?
Yep, the vegan in chief won for saving animals' lives and proving that even former hamburger fanatics can thrive on a vegan diet. As
Bill himself wrote to PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk, "I've been feeling
great since I adopted my plant-based diet!"
Speaking of saving animals' lives, did
you know that we have a FLOTUS who doesn't wear fur?
Michelle Obama's celebrated style always
earns accolades from the fashion community and from people who care about
Whether you're a donkey or an elephant,
everyone can elect to help animals by not eating them or wearing them.
P.S. Did you also know that Matthew
Scully, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's speechwriter and the author of Dominion, is a vegetarian?
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