OCEAN CITY, NJ…..Pat Paulsen for President Headquarters is now open at Doo Dah Central located in City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Avenue.
The Doo Dah Board of Governors and Parade Committee have officially endorsed the deceased comedian for president. There will be a Paulsen for President Brigade in the City’s Doo Dah Parade, Sat., April 26 starting at noon.
The Doo Dah offices have been officially designated the New Jersey headquarters for the November election by Paulsen’s widow and soul mate, Noma, National campaign manager from Tujunga, California.
Noma and Paulsen’s children Terri and Monty will visit Ocean City for its Doo Dah events. They will arrive in town next Thursday (April 24).
The Doo Dah Parade has honored legendary comedians for 23 years. Officials note that Paulsen was the first famous comedian to run for president.
“His consistency has been amazing,” notes Mark Soifer, Doo Dah Parade co-founder. “He ran in 1968, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1988, and 1992 when he beat Ross Perot in the North Dakota primary. In 1996, he finished second to Bill Clinton in New Hampshire. Now he’s returned from the Great Beyond in an attempt to haunt the Oval Office.
“I’m pleased as punch to have been named New Jersey Campaign Manager by Noma Paulsen,” says Soifer. “The Doo Dah Board of Governors believes that Pat’s ghost can bring a refreshing, humorous approach to the present campaign.
Paulsen has a solid platform, said Soifer. Here are two of his ideas:
On Foreign Aid: We should ask every country in the world to send us whatever they can.
On Taxes: No taxes. Let’s just tip the government 15% if they do a good job.
And so it goes. You gotta love this guy’s logic dead or alive.
The Doo Dah/Paulsen Campaign headquarters has Paulsen “United We Sit” buttons, bumper stickers and posters. Paulsen’s 2008 slogans include: “Pat Paulsen in ’08, Dead Man Running”, “Pat Paulsen in ’08, Thinking Inside the Box”, and “Pat Paulsen in ’08, Never Say Die!”
Paulsen was a regular on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and national TV programs until he passed away in 1997.
“What with the war, the price of gas, the economy and an endless primary, we could all use some Pat Paulsen humor, noted Soifer. “Besides, April is National Humor Month, an appropriate time to remember Pat and his many contributions to comedy.”
Paulsen’s family will hold a press conference at the Port O’ Call on Fri., April 25 at 11 a.m. to announce his posthumous platform and interview vice-presidential hopefuls.