KFC has asked the US Postal Service to put their founder, Colonel Sanders, on a postage stamp and they want you to sign their petition.
"The Colonel's entrepreneurial spirit and hospitable nature made him an American legend," said James O'Reilly, interim Chief Marketing Officer for KFC. "We believe that a postage stamp in his honor would be a fitting tribute to his memory."
It would also be a marketing coup! Putting the face of the man whose likeness serves as the KFC logo would have a priceless advertising value. It's not the same as putting Ray Kroc on a stamp (not that I think that is a good idea either) because although Kroc founded McDonald's his face wasn't used as their logo. Putting the Colonel on a stamp would be more like putting Ronald McDonald on a stamp.
It is also rather ironic that KFC now wants Sanders on a stamp since in 1975 they sued him for libel for calling KFC's gravy "sludge" and their mashed potatoes "wallpaper paste." (Sanders had sold Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1964.) The lawsuit was unsuccessful and now, 30 years later, they want to honor him with a stamp instead! Glad they could forgive and forget for the greater (advertising and marketing) good.