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Jewish World Review August 18, 2004 / 1 Elul, 5764

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Member of Village People admits he is governor of Idaho

Band members, disco fans stunned | A member of the prominent disco band The Village People shocked fans and fellow band members alike today by admitting at a press conference that he is actually the Governor of Idaho.

The Indian Chief, a key member of the disco ensemble since its founding in the 1970’s, choked back tears as he made his confession at a crowded press conference in lower Manhattan.

“For some time now, I have been struggling with a truth about myself, but now the time has come for me to share that truth with the world,” the Indian Chief said. “I am the Governor of Idaho.”

The Indian Chief’s secret life as Governor of Idaho came as a total surprise even to such fellow band-members as the Construction Worker, the Biker and the Cowboy.

“In retrospect, he did seem to be signing a lot of papers all the time, but I never would have guessed it was legislation,” the Construction Worker told reporters.

But moments after the Indian Chief’s emotional press conference, angry fans around the world were calling for his immediate resignation from the Village People.

“I feel betrayed that a guy I thought was a full-time Village Person was actually sneaking around being Governor of Idaho on the side,” said David Giulardi, 48, a fan of the band since the 1970’s. “The credibility of the Village People is at stake.”

Elsewhere, President Bush announced that 70,000 troops withdrawn from Europe and Asia would be used at the end of this month to keep protesters away from the Republican National Convention.

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JWR Contributor Andy Borowitz, a former president of the Harvard Lampoon, is a regular humor columnist for, The New Yorker, The New York Times and TV Guide. Recognized by Esquire magazine as one of the most powerful producers in television, he was the creator and producer of the hit TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and producer of the Oscar-nominated film Pleasantville. He is the author of the just released "Who Moved My Soap? The CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison and "Trillionaire Next Door: The Greedy Investor's Guide to Day Trading" , "Rationalizations to Live By". Comments by clicking here. Visit his website by clicking here.


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