Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Obamarama

So, Slate.com has a pretty funny new feature: tracking evidence in the press that Barack Obama, Candidate for the Presidency of the United States of America, is also the son of God.

Blasphemy aside, this stuff is hilarious. Only in the American media, right? Thank God for the free press, as I'm sure there will be plenty from the likes of "Reverends" Falwell, Robertson and Dobson, or perhaps from "authors" Tim LaHayne and the other guy, about how Obama is the Anti-JC come to rip the world asunder.

Oh, wait, that's already started! "Which kooky reverend, Cousin Pat?" you may ask; "what off-their-rocker wingnut that no one takes seriously says Obama will destroy the world?"

The Prime Minister of Australia, that's who.

But you gotta hand it to the Junior Senator from Illinois on his smackback:

Obama, in Iowa a day after formally announcing his candidacy, responded to Howard’s initial comments by saying he was flattered that one of Bush’s close allies had chosen to single him out for attack.

He then challenged Howard on his commitment to the Iraq conflict, noting the United States has nearly 140,000 troops in Iraq compared with Australia’s about 1,400 forces in the region.

“So if he is ginned up to fight the good fight in Iraq, I would suggest that he calls up another 20,000 Australians and sends them to Iraq,” Obama said. “Otherwise it’s just a bunch of empty rhetoric.”

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