Raj Peter Bhakta is his name and he is a Republican running for congress from Eastern Pennsylvania. He also is known by some (not me) as a former star on the NBC show "The Apprentice." I am ready to lay some heavy bets on his success even without knowing what he's up against. Bhakta, (see the story here) after witnessing first-hand some illegals cross the river at one point, decided this was a rediculous situation. Not knowing how rediculous, he decided to test the the limits: he hired a elephant troupe and mariachi band to go try to swim the river. It took almost an hour of elephants splashing around in the river to bring the Border Patrol to the site.
“To my surprise, the band played on, the elephants splashed away, and nobody showed up,” Bhakta said of the stunt. “I’m astounded.”Publicity stunt, yes. But why not--it's creative.