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Let Bush's checkered past and Gore's fierce politicizing inspire your drink selections. Bush claims to have given up drinking on his fortieth birthday, so you can either honor his tee totaling ways with a six-pack of Coke on ice, or allude to his 'fuzzy' past with a batch of long neck Coronas and Lone Stars- the official beer of Texas. You could also serve icy margaritas, tequila shots, and Austin iced tea (Long Island iced tea with a change of identity.) If money is no object, log onto George W. Bush's web site and shell out $32.60 for a case of the only official George W. Bush drinking water. Celebrate Gore with a few classic, no-nonsense drinks. Offer guests a stiff shot of bourbon, glasses of dry white wine, and martinis, straight up. You could also pay tribute to his environmentalism with organic, micro-brewed beer and his internationalism with a mix of beer and liquor from around the world.

Make sure you don't forget to say good-bye to our president of the last four years. Serve Sex on the Beach, Fuzzy Navels and Mind Erasers to honor our President's finest accomplishments.

When the presidential candidates made their much-anticipated appearance on Oprah, they revealed some of their favorite things, including food. 
Gore loves Wheaties and Chinese food; Bush can't get enough "peanut butter sandwiches on white bread" or tacos. For your party, you could pour a box of Wheaties into a bowl, order a few egg rolls from the closest Chinese take-out joint, slap together a few sandwiches, swing over to Taco Bell and call it a presidential buffet.

However, should you decide that the combination of egg rolls and peanut butter may make your guests ill, you could celebrate the candidates' roots with a mix of down-home Southern cooking and Tex-Mex specialties. Both of the candidates are from the South - Gore from Cartage, Tennessee and Bush from Austin, Texas. Serve fried chicken drumsticks (buy them from your local grocery's grease department), chips and guacamole, and a big bowl of pistachios or mixed nuts. You could also whip up inexpensive and easy-to-prepare quesadillas or sweet potato fries and serve them fresh from the oven.

. Baked Sweet Potato Fries

2 large yams
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
salt & pepper, to taste
curry powder, optional

1. Preheat the oven to 450°. 
2. Cut each potato into thick sticks the size of steak fries. 
3. Sprinkle with salt, and pepper, if desired. Place the fries flat on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. 
4. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

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