Alan Abel, professional hoaxer and '20th century court jester,' dies at 94

Los Angeles Times 

Among his earliest hoaxes was a political campaign for one Yetta Bronstein, a fictitious Jewish homemaker from the Bronx who sought the presidency in 1964 and 1968. With the slogans "Put a mother in the White House" and "Vote for Yetta and things will get betta," Bronstein -- voiced by Abel's wife and frequent collaborator, Jeanne Abel -- ran on a platform that included replacing congressmen's salaries with commissions and putting truth serum into the Senate water fountain.

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