“Running on a “Legalize Grass” platform, Bessie the Cow—the Auburn Vet School knew her as No. 18, but her real name was Amelia—not only ran but won the 1979 Miss Auburn election. It was a joke. But there were slogans (“Not Just Another Drop In The Bucket,” “Bessie—She Won’t Steer You Wrong”), there were handouts, there were posters, there were orange T-shirts. And there was national attention.”


War Eagle Reader